24-Aug-2017 Source: Bladwin Aviation
Truth Data and Baldwin Aviation announce strategic partnership to provide Flight Operation and Quality Assurance (FOQA), Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and Safety Management Systems (SMS) services to their fixed-wing and helicopter customers.
“Baldwin is the leader in the SMS and safety world, and we are pleased to support their customers by providing them FOQA / FDM services,” says Peter Henrikson, President of Truth Data. “We see a real opportunity to work with Baldwin to help air medical helicopter operators prepare for the HEMS/HAA FDM Rule (Helicopter Air Ambulance Rule, FAR 135.607 Flight Data Monitoring System). While we support the two largest air medical operators in the U.S. and Australia with Air Methods and Toll Helicopters, we also scale our services to make these key safety-enhancing services available to operators with fleets as small as one aircraft.”
According to Don Baldwin, President of Baldwin Aviation, “Our strategic partnership further enhances any size operator’s safety management program. Baldwin’s custom designed FOQA/FDM tools combined with Truth Data’s expertise in analyzing flight data make a powerful combination”.
“Most customers know us for our expertise in helicopter analysis,” according to Matt Hilton, Truth Data’s Director of Technology, “however, our team has decades of experience working with fixed-wing flight data. Our folks have put together complex FDM programs for mixed-fleet operators around the world.”
Don goes on to say, “Our fixed and rotor wing customers will greatly benefit as we bring both FOQA/FDM and SMS reported data together in one comprehensive program at a reasonable cost. Operators will see the value immediately working from one program to connect all safety data quickly and easily. This is another step in Baldwin’s goal of providing a centralized system for safety and operations management.”