LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana -- Era Helicopters (Era) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for its Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program.
The program is the first approved for FAR (Federal Aviation Regulations) Part 135 operations. Era Helicopters is the only helicopter operator with an FAA approved FOQA program, according to Era.
The company has equipped its helicopter fleet with Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and Health & Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS).
"We believe these investments are beneficial in providing our employees, customers, and passengers with the safest and most efficient rotary wing transportation possible," says Ed Washecka, CEO of Era Helicopters. "Ultimately, we plan to have all of our helicopters equipped with FDM/HUMS."