For aerial firefighting operations, the OAS Series 606 Additional Telemetry Unit (ATU) module is perfect. Using Blue Sky Network's SkyRouter Automated Flight Following software, the Series 606 ATU records fire attack data and transfers it to a remote interface. The device is designed to facilitate airframe-mounted water tank or water bucket operations and is light-weight, low-profile, and sturdy.
Firefighting helicopters were obliged by USFS regulations in 2018 to gather ATU data and communicate it to state and national regulators via an AFF device. Tank or bucket openings and closings; gallons filled and gallons dropped; and events with GPS data—time, latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and heading—will all be required to be reported in the AFF format by firefighting aircraft.
The 606 ATU complies with the ATU criteria of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and is engineered to meet DO-160 environmental rules. Combine this with 100 percent global coverage, satellite voice, and two-way messaging for a comprehensive solution to improve forest fire safety and reliability.
Certified The Series 606 ATU has an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate approval for: the Sikorsky CH-54, S-64, and S-61 helicopters; and the Bell 204-412 and UH1 models.
Design The light-weight, durable design makes it ideal to support airframe-mounted water tank or bucket operations.
Compliance The OAS Series 606 device complies with USFS contracts AG-024B-S-15-9007 section C, and AG-024B-S-17-9002 section C ATU requirements. It also meets DO-160 environmental requirements.
Backup The device features a removable SD card slot to back up your ATU data.
Easy-to-install, portable operation
Interfaces with aircraft installed AFF System via RS-232
Seamlessly integrates with the SkyRouter fleet tracking portal
Obtain critical ATU mission data for more efficient aerial firefighting
DO-160G compliant (environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment)