10-Jan-2012 Source: Blue Sky Network
Satellite tracking, fleet management, and automated flight following solutions leader, Blue Sky Network announced today that its two dominant aviation products, the D1000 and ACH1000, have been certified for use on Sikorsky S-92Â® helicopters. The newly type-certified equipment provides S-92 helicopter operators with enhanced communication between managers and crew from anywhere in the world, adding safety and tracking capabilities to increase security and efficiency.
Blue Sky Networkâ€™s D1000A offers near real-time tracking of aircraft through built-in GPS position reporting combined with an Iridium satellite transceiver and telemetry data link. The ACH1000 communications control head adds voice communication and two-way messaging connectivity between operators and the control center. Managers are also able to visually track aircraft and view take-off, landing and other flight updates using SkyRouter, Blue Sky Networkâ€™s secure online web portal.
â€œThis certification is proof of the high quality of our asset management equipment,â€ said Jon Gilbert, President and CEO of Blue Sky Network. â€œWe are very proud to provide our customers the added value and assurance of another STC. Blue Sky Network will continue to add product certification where needed in order to bring secure tracking and communications to more aircraft worldwide.â€
The S-92 helicopter is the most advanced aircraft in Sikorskyâ€™s civil product line, certified to the most stringent safety requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The helicopterâ€™s advanced health and usage monitoring system sets a new level of reliability and enables cutting-edge fleet management services, making it an ideal fit with Blue Sky Networkâ€™s tracking and communication solutions.