La Jolla, Calif. – October 13, 2009 – Blue Sky Network, a leading global provider of GPS tracking and communication solutions for land, sea, and aviation assets, today announced Nigerian-based Max Air selected Blue Sky Network’s automated flight following and communication devices for its fleet of planes. Max Air will particularly depend on this safety equipment in late November during the Hajj, an annual Muslim pilgrimage to the Islamic Holy Land that has traditionally been plagued with travel difficulties.
To ensure safe and timely air transportation for customers who wish to travel to and from Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, Max Air outfitted its Boeing 747 with Blue Sky Network’s D1000C and ACH1000 devices. Running on the Iridium network, the D1000C is a satellite transceiver with a built-in GPS sensor that will provide position reporting for all of Max Air’s flights. The ACH1000 provides clear communication between in-flight and ground control, offering global voice and messaging to and from the cockpit. These devices provide Max Air with near-real time GPS tracking, telemetry data link and voice connection, enabling the airline to safely complete the yearly airlift to Mecca.
Built-in safety features in Blue Sky Network’s equipment maintain secure and dependable travel for Max Air’s passengers and crew alike. The D1000C and ACH1000 offer a quick position mayday alert button, short code and text messaging, , and take-off and landing notifications, all specified and personalized for Max Air’s flights. Using the speed dial or free dial features, pilots are one push button away from being in touch with ground operations. Max Air will also employ Blue Sky Network’s unique SkyRouter web portal to guarantee its flights are always on track and are easily monitored from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
“With Blue Sky’s equipment on board, Max Air will be able to efficiently and effectively transport passengers during Hajj and after,” said Carlton van Putten, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Blue Sky Network. “Our advanced technology will allow the crew to easily stay in touch with home base, anywhere and anytime. Whether flights are travelling in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia or anywhere else in the world, we’ve got them covered.”
About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network is a leading global provider of voice and data services via the Iridium satellite network. Our aviation, marine and vehicle products for GPS tracking, real time flight tracking and fleet management provide reliable fleet tracking and communication services. Blue Sky Network’s solutions serve the Aviation, Oil and Gas, Government, Forestry, Mining, Supply Chain Management and Intermodal Transportation markets. Founded in 2001, Blue Sky Network is headquartered in La Jolla, California with customers and distributors worldwide. For more information about our company and solutions, visit the Blue Sky Network website at www.blueskynetwork.com.
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