La Jolla, Calif., April 1, 2008 – Blue Sky Network, the global logistics solution provider for two-way linking and managing transportation assets via satellite, today announced that Lider Aviacao deployed Blue Sky Network’s solutions on its Bell and Sikorsky helicopters for flight tracking in Brazil. With 40 aircraft, Lider Aviacao is the largest offshore helicopter fleet in Brazil, contracting for major oil companies including Shell, ExxonMobil and Petrobras.
To solve rising security concerns by major oil company customers and improve operational efficiency, Lider outfitted its Bell-212, Sikorsky S76C+ and Bell 412 aircraft with Blue Sky Network’s D1000C Satellite Communication System transceiver.
Integrated with Blue Sky Network’s SkyRouter asset management portal, the D1000C Iridium transceiver offers Lider security features such as altitude adjusted position reporting, minimum en-route altitude alerting, and automated take-off and landing notifications. Additional logistic features including trip planning and event reporting are also available to keep Lider in full control of its helicopter fleet at all times.
Lider selected Blue Sky Network’s advanced and easy-to-use technology after months of researching the best satellite tracking equipment. Previous methods of radio-based flight following have become too imprecise and inefficient, driving a demand from Lider as well as their large customers for the latest satellite tracking systems.
“With the Blue Sky Network tracking system in place, our pilots can focus on completing trips safely and effectively, without having to constantly report their location manually via radio,” said Rafael Ramos, flight safety and HSE manager for Lider Aviacao. “Utilizing the advanced technology of Blue Sky Network also adds to our reputation of providing the best quality offshore fleet services.”
“Lider’s selection of our equipment highlights that we are offering the most advanced and reliable tracking solutions on the market,” said Jon Gilbert, president, founder and CEO of Blue Sky Network. “We are honored to be chosen by one of South America’s largest helicopter operators and look forward to working closely with them to streamline and increase safety of its business operations.”
About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network is the leading provider of global logistics solutions for two-way linking and managing remote transportation assets via satellite. Using its interactive Web portal, SkyRouter, with detailed mapping and integration with Google Earth, Blue Sky Network links enterprises to personnel and assets anywhere on earth over the Iridium satellite network. FAA-certified data and voice products enable users to customize features including safety and event reporting. Blue Sky Network’s exceptional customer service and management team make it the perfect partner for adding true global communication to your transport network. For more information, please visit www.blueskynetwork.com.
About Lider Aviacao
Lider is a Brazilian company. It was founded 50 years ago in Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais and is currently one of the most important business aviation companies in Latin America. Its main goal has been providing customized solutions in business aviation, combining agility with the highest standards of safety and quality.
Lider fulfills all the typical needs of a corporate aviation customer through its various units, which include Helicopter Operations, Aircraft Chartering and Management, Aircraft Sales, Aircraft Maintenance, Ground Handling, Insurance, Pilots Training, Helicopter blades repair and Air Ambulance.
Our customers can rest assured that they rely on one of the largest business aviation companies in the world.
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