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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Phoenix Heli-Flight expands NORTH FDM technology to single engine fleet
Shreveport, LA (December 18, 2014) - North Flight Data Systems, LLC ("NFDS") is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with Phoenix Heli-Flight to equip their EC130 and AS350B3 helicopters with their integrated flight data system. NORTH FDS has applied to Transport Canada for validation of their AS350/EC130B4 FAA STC, which will cover AS350B3 and EC130B4 installations. The first Canadian installations will be performed on the EC130 and AS350B3 owned and operated by Phoenix Heli-Flight in Ft McMurray.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian STC approval for the Airbus EC135 helicopter
Shreveport, LA (August 12, 2014) - North Flight Data Systems, LLC (“NFDS”) is pleased to announce Transport Canada has validated their FAA STC approval for their flight data system installation in the Airbus EC135 helicopter. The first Canadian installations will be performed on two (2) EC135’s owned and operated by Phoenix Heli-Flight in Ft. McMurray.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Bell Helicopter to Distribute NORTH Flight Data Systems Through Aeronautical Accessories Brand
FORT WORTH, TX (June 24, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it is now a distributor for NORTH Flight Data Systems’ (NORTH FDS) voice, video and flight data recorders, through Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical AccessoriesTM brand. The flight data recording system allows Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators to meet the omnibus helicopter safety rule recently issued by the FAA. The complete FDS has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for Bell 407 and Bell 407GX aircraft. The system includes a cockpit voice/video recorder (CV2R), quick access recorder (QAR), video camera, microphone, flight data recorder and software. The NORTH FDS system is the only fully integrated light weight CVR/FDR for single and light twin helicopters today. “NORTH FDS’ product line is a perfect example of the type of value-added products distributed through Aeronautical Accessories,” said Jennifer Lunceford, manager of sales for Aeronautical Accessories. “NORTH FDS’ products not only improve the data recording capabilities of our Bell 407 fleet, but they provide a means for our HEMS customers to easily comply with the FAA’s new requirements.”
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
NORTH Flight Data Systems receives CVR/FDR STC for the AS350 ASTAR and EC130
Shreveport, LA: North Flight Data Systems, LLC (Heli-Expo Booth # 413) is pleased to announce the FAA STC approval for their flight data system installation in the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS350B3 and the EC130B4 helicopter. The North system is the first affordable Lightweight Aircraft Recording System (LARS) that is fully integrated into these models. The system includes the Voice and Video Recorder (CV2R), Multi-function Data Acquisition Unit (MFDAU) and Quick Access Recorder (QAR). With a crash resistant CVR/FDR far exceeding the recent ED155 data capture guidelines and the ability to record more than 100 engine and airframe parameters plus six (6) individual audio channels with video recording, North’s system is an example of flight data monitoring at its best.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
North Flight Data Systems expands CVR/FDR Certification with Bell Model 407GX STC
Shreveport, LA: North Flight Data Systems, LLC (Heli Expo Booth # 413) is pleased to announce the expansion of their CVR/FDR system certification in the Bell model 407 series to include the 407GX version. North previously received an FAA STC for the installation of their Cockpit Voice and Video Recorder (CV2R) along with their Multi-function Data Acquisition Unit (MFDAU) and Quick Access Recorder (QAR).
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Monday, January 10, 2011
Metro Aviation lands in Ohio. Again!
Metro Aviation will be installing NORTH Flight Data Systems Voice, Video and Flight Data Recorder (VVFDR), which will far exceed a possible Light-weight Aircraft Recording System (LARs) requirement for the FAA NPRM.
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Saturday, January 1, 2011
North Flight Data Systems, Available Technologies Driving Accident Reduction
With the FAA’s pending HEMS rule changes, coupled with the increasing industry focus on improving safety, we predict an expanded application of existing technologies rather than the creation of new ones.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
North Flight Data Systems Announces Planned Acquisition Of The Outerlink Flight Data System
ARLINGTON, TX: NORTH Flight Data Systems, LLC is pleased to announce the planned acquisition of the OuterLink Flight Data System product line. NORTH Flight Data Systems was recently formed through a partnership between Jeffery Warner, former VP of Sales & Marketing for OuterLink, and Metro Aviation, Inc. of Shreveport, LA. Read more

Thursday, October 14, 2010
NORTH Flight Data Systems to Buy Product Line
NORTH Flight Data Systems, based in Arlington, Texas, announced plans Wednesday to acquire the Flight Data System product line from OuterLink of Lowell, Mass.
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