Appareo offers the simplest and lowest-cost flight data monitoring solution to meet new US Forest Service (USFS) contract requirements. Part 135.607 requires every helicopter in USFS operations to be equipped with an approved flight data monitoring system (FDMS) capable of recording flight data performance.
The mandate states flight data monitoring systems must comply with 14 CFR 135.607. Recordings must be stored in crash-hardened memory and have removable media. Any software required to review the data must be available to the government. Also, the following parameters must be recorded:
- Attitude data including pitch attitude, roll attitude, pitch rate, roll rate, yaw rate, and acceleration (g-forces)
- Position data including latitude, longitude, altitude, vertical speed, ground speed, and heading
- Cockpit imaging including an unobstructed view of engine and flight instruments
- Ambient cockpit audio