La Jolla, Calif., January 8, 2008 – Blue Sky Network, the global logistics solution provider for two-way linking and managing transportation assets via satellite, today announced a partnership with SIMA, a maintenance and repair branch of European Air-Crane (EuAC). Through SIMA, Italian customers can now locally purchase and install Blue Sky Network’s technology for fleet communication and tracking from anywhere on Earth.
After installing Blue Sky Network’s equipment on European Air-Crane’s entire Civil Protection fleet of airtankers, SIMA signed on with Blue Sky Network to serve as its Italian-based reseller and installation partner. SIMA adds a key presence to Blue Sky Network’s European team of reseller and installation partners, who collectively represent Denmark, Germany, Malta, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
“Our choice to work with Blue Sky Network benefits both our company and our customers as the consistent and speedy access to flight information boosts business productivity and safety for all,” said Gian Franco Blower, EuAC Chairman. “We are confident that we chose the best solution on the market. Blue Sky Network’s web-based asset management portal, SkyRouter, really sets them apart because customers can track their aircraft from anywhere that they have an Internet connection – that is priceless.” Additionally, SkyRouter’s open, secure and easy to use data services allows for easy integration with legacy asset management solution.
“We are very pleased to provide our solutions to SIMA and strengthen our relationship with European Air-Crane,” said Jon Gilbert, president, founder and CEO of Blue Sky Network. “S.I.M.A., through its close connections with Italian civil protection, once more demonstrates our commitment to serve government and private sectors alike. This partnership greatly adds to our European presence and we are excited to move forward to increase flight communication and tracking efficiency together.”
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 European Air-Crane
European Air-Crane S.p.A. is comprised of a team of professionals operating in the field of aerial transport of heavy loads and its operating base has been active in Italy since 1999; a branch office of the parent company Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (Central Point, Oregon, USA) European Air-Crane is the only EASA certified and authorized operator in Europe for use of the S-64 helicopter and is absolutely the first company engaged in the transport of heavy loads (7-11 tons). European Air-Crane provides effective forest fire-fighting and national emergency assistance and has also demonstrated that the S-64 Air-Crane helicopter, precisely a heavy lifting helicopter, is the most exact and effective aircraft not only in flight, but also for intricate operations over all the complex geographical and topographical areas typical of most of the Mediterranean territory. For more information please visit www.erickson-aircrane.com.
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