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North Flight Systems to develop FDR system for Bell 206

October 19, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 19, 2011, Arlington, Tx. - North Flight Data Systems LLC is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Air Evac Lifeteam to partner together to develop a flight data recording system for the analog Bell 206 platform in a continuing effort to invest in safety through Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA).

NORTH Flight’s C-2000 system is a lightweight monitoring and recording system that provides voice, video, GPS and detailed analog, digital and ARINC aircraft system information. The system is comprised of the voice, video and GPS recorder imbedded within the Multi-Function Data Acquisition Unit (MFDAU) along with the Quick Access Recorder (QAR). The system is  the first lightweight, fully ED-155 compliant crash hardened recorder designed for the entire aviation fleet from legacy  analog to advanced digital aircraft.

Air Evac Lifeteam President Seth Myers said Air Evac Lifeteam has been researching fight data recording systems as part of the company’s ongoing safety and improvement program and found NORTH Flight’s product to be superior to other systems available today.

“Over the next six to eight months, Air Evac Lifeteam has agreed to work with NORTH Flight as they go through the STC process for the Bell 206 aircraft and trial the systems in our training fleet,” Myers said. “We are pleased to be a part of this project to improve upon efforts to help promote more safety within the air medical industry.

Jeff Warner, President of NORTH FDS said ”We are very pleased to have this strategic alliance with  Air Evac Lifeteam. We share the same vision of bringing state-of-the-art LARS technology to legacy analog aircraft. Our customer driven design will allow us to provide Air Evac with the innovative solutions they are looking for to improve safety.”



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