La Jolla, Calif. — January 10, 2012 —
Blue Sky Network Earns STC for Sikorsky S-92® Helicopters
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-92® 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 Network’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 Network’s secure online web portal.
“This certification is proof of the high quality of our asset management equipment,” said Jon Gilbert, President and CEO of Blue Sky Network. “We 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.”
The S-92 helicopter is the most advanced aircraft in Sikorsky’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 helicopter’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 Network’s tracking and communication solutions.
About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network’s satellite tracking, real time flight tracking and fleet management products serve Aviation, Oil and Gas, Government, Forestry, Mining, and other markets. Founded in 2001, Blue Sky Network (www.blueskynetwork.com) is headquartered in La Jolla, California, with customers and authorized distributors worldwide.