Sequoia Helicopters has selected Skytrac Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) for its fleet of Bell 212 helicopters. With a focus on the oil-and-gas, firefighting and tourism sectors, Sequoia was looking for a solution that could assist with both proactive safety programs and cost-saving maintenance management.
The Sequoia Skytrac HFDM program is scheduled to take place over three phases. The solution will harvest rich data from the fleet's onboard sensor systems and log in-flight activity for post-flight analysis. Real-time notifications will be sent to maintenance support staff based on predetermined values, which will expedite any field support requirements. All data can be retrieved through Skytrac's user-friendly SkyWeb software portal with options for mobile alerts. The final phase will incorporate the aircraft's onboard weight scale to capture and relay water-drop positions and volume data for wildfire management agencies.