Flightcell is pleased to advise that their flagship product, the DZMx, now integrates seamlessly with Airborne Mission Systems’ AFDAU-T1 (Aerial Firefighting Data Acquisition Unit), providing further efficiency improvements and benefits to aerial firefighting operators. Integrating both state-of-the-art products allows for the immediate transmission of valuable data to allow air crew and ground operators to make well informed and real time decisions to tackle fires from above.
The key benefits of integrating the DZMx and AFDAU-T1 are:
Get the best of both worlds with advanced inflight calling and tracking capabilities including WIFI and Bluetooth of the DZMx and the reliability and accuracy of the AFDAU-T1 providing event reporting compliancy for aerial firefighting operations, including fill events, drop events, additive type, engine start/stop and aircraft take-off and landings.
Smarter Volume Detection
AFDAU-T1 automatically calibrates your bucket to ensure accuracy, safety, and efficiency. Minimal pilot interaction is required, even when swapping buckets in a slung load configuration. When integrated with the DZMx, data is transmitted immediately over satellite or cellular networks, providing real time situational awareness.
Both the DZMx and AFDAU-T1 have been designed to integrate with a wide range of aircraft systems and sensors, and once installed both devices require minimal pilot input in a busy cockpit.
Fully NAFC & USFS Compliant
The DZMx and AFDAU-T1 are fully NAFC Ops-14 & USFS ATU compliant for automated data capture of fill/drop data for bucket and tank work.
“After much testing and analysis we fully support and believe the AFDAU-T1 product is aligned with our product leadership strategy and saw value in endorsing this product to bring even greater value to aerial firefighting operators” says Shawn Deaker. With what has been the worst fires in record across North America and Europe, it is becoming increasingly imperative to obtain precise and accurate real time data to safely tackle fires. “When integrating the AFDAU-T1 with our DZMx, operators will experience further efficiency and productivity improvements, which translates to more time fighting fires and less time conducting dry runs” says Shawn Deaker, Sales Manager at Flightcell.
Zane Vohland, Managing Director or AMS goes on to say, "We created AFDAU-T1 to be affordable, easy-to-use, and to reliably capture accurate event data. Now with the collaboration between AMS and Flightcell in integrating the AFDAU-T1 with the DZMx, this has provided an advanced feature rich solution for firefighting operators.”
For more information on the Flightcell DZMx and AMS AFDAU-T1 visit the below. Alternatively if you are interested in discussing installation of these devices, please contact Airborne Mission Systems.
Contact Airborne Mission Sales [email protected]
Learn more about the Flightcell DZMx https://www.flightcell.com/products/flightcell-dzmx
Learn more about the Airborne Mission Systems AFDAU-T1 https://www.airbornemissionsystems.com/86-2/
Flightcell design and manufacture integrated aircraft avionics equipment that provide industry-leading satcom and data collection solutions for rotorcraft and turbo prop fixed wing aircraft. Flightcell’s world leading, and trusted products are highly configurable to operational requirements, with focus on providing solutions to the aerial firefighting, military, law enforcement, search and rescue, air medical and agricultural industries.
Flightcell is a long trusted satcom provider for the likes of Erickson Aircrane, CAL Fire and Kestrel Aviation.
About Airborne Mission Systems (AMS)
AMS has been designing and manufacturing specialist data acquisition systems and solutions for the aviation industry since 2018. Our latest innovation is leading the industry with highly accurate flight event and firefighting bucket and tank volume reporting via the AFDAU-T1 aerial firefighting data acquisition unit. The AFDAU-T1 solution is available for a number of aircraft types and firefighting configurations.