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DTN Expands AviationSentry, Giving RotorWatch Users More Global Data

By S.L. Fuller | December 5, 2017

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Weather information provider DTN has added a new capability to its helicopter offering. Customers using RotorWatch now have access to more global data, as DTN’s AviationSentry Online solution has been expanded.

“AviationSentry and RotorWatch go hand-in-hand,” said Raj Shankar, VP of product management. “These enhancements increase the overall value for helicopter operators on a global scale as it allows users to ensure safety with customized caution and warning levels specific to their operations.”

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DTN said that the new features can fill the gap that occurs when helicopters fly too far away from official weather observation stations. The flight-category-specific content comes from a blend of observations and forecast model data. DTN said RotorWatch allows the dispatch team or the operations control center maintain constant situational awareness of assets in terms of real-time and forecast weather conditions found with the asset alert thresholds.

RotorWatch already contained 14 different alert parameters, used for monitoring the real-time position of a helicopter against weather. Newly added to the global offering are ceiling height and visibility.

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