16-Feb-2010 Source: SkyTrac Systems
SkyTrac is pleased to announce that it was selected by Dubai based Aerospace Consortium FZE to supply SatCom/flight following solutions for Aerospaceâ€™s fleet of Boeing-747, Ilyushin-76, Antonov-26, Antonov-72, Anotonov-74, MI 8T, MI 8MTV, Kamov 32, and Bell 412.
Aerospace Consortium works in aid and emergency relief programs, as well as in quick relief disaster situations in which there is limited to no air traffic control or radio coverage. In these situations, Aerospace depends heavily on SkyTracâ€™s high level of system reliability. Aerospace will soon complete the installation of SkyTrac hardware on their entire fleet.
Mr. B S Bali, Head of Public Relations for Aerospace, described the process through which SkyTrac was chosen as a vendor; â€œwe evaluated prospective vendors using such criteria as features, flexibility, coverage, facility, after sales and technical support, and of course price. We also took into consideration the strong positive feedback we received from several of SkyTracâ€™s existing customers.â€ Bali also stated that because they do not operate scheduled flights, they rely on the rigor of SkyTracâ€™s technology to enable them to quickly and efficiently divert aircraft from one destination to another.
SkyTrac CEO, Kathleen Wallace stated, â€œAs a provider of SatCom and flight following solutions to the global aviation community, SkyTrac is pleased to include Aerospace Consortium to its growing list of customers. In remote and hostile conditions, SkyTracâ€™s Iridium based flight following and SatCom solutions increase the safety of the flight crew by ensuring reliable delivery of critical information in near real time.â€
About Aerospace Consortium
Aerospace Consortium is a non-scheduled operator that operates across vast distances, across many different continents and in all kinds of terrain, including war zones. With offices present in strategic locations in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia, Aerospace is one of the worldâ€™s leading charter flight operators providing the largest commercial carriers, executive jet charter and lease services. Aerospace works closely with clients to find the perfect fit for their requirements.
SkyTrac is the worldâ€™s trusted supplier of satcom solutions for data, text and voice communications. With customers on every continent and from all areas of operation, from Oil & Gas to Air Medical to Law Enforcement to Search & Rescue, SkyTrac provides market leading solutions to market leading companies. SkyTrac has acquired a long list of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and the companyâ€™s hardware has been installed on a large number of rotary and fixed wing aircraft types from AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Bell, Sikorsky, MBB, Beechcraft, de Havilland, LearJet and Raytheon.