La Jolla, Calif. – December 18, 2012 – Blue Sky Network, a leading, global provider of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land, and marine, announced today that its fleet management portal, New SkyRouter, has been selected by RLC, the largest privately-held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico. New SkyRouter is a feature rich, cloud-based solution designed to enable constant connectivity with remotely dispersed mobile assets. New SkyRouter allows RLC to significantly improve the visibility of its aircraft fleet by offering two-way communication, take-off and landing reports, alerts (if required), and asset tracking via the Iridium satellite network.
RLC assists the oil, gas, and energy service industries. Its fleet transports personnel and time sensitive equipment to offshore production platforms and drill rigs making constant communication a must. New SkyRouter, which debuted in June of this year, enables pole-to-pole connectivity with assets across the globe. Incorporated with the New SkyRouter is Blue Sky’s industry-leading D1000 aviation series hardware which provides GPS tracking, flight planning, alerts, and more. Additionally, a satellite voice connection can also be achieved when used in combination with Blue Sky’s ACH1000. This complete solution has been known to improve overall fleet safety in day-to-day operations as well as in emergencies.
“Every day we transport personnel and equipment to offshore locations and our mission is to ensure the safety of our fleet while in transit. With Blue Sky Network, we are able to solidify the guarantee,” said Michael Guidry, Director of Operations for RLC. “The New SkyRouter enables our managers to effectively track and communicate with our helicopter fleet in the most remote locations, which in turn allows us to provide the highest level of service to our clients.”
“The New SkyRouter was designed for fleet managers just like those at RLC, where safety and communication is a top priority,” says Blue Sky Network CEO and Founder, Jon Gilbert. “Selection by RLC validates the tremendous value and capabilities New SkyRouter brings to the fleet industry. We are excited to see the market adoption of our new solution.”