La Jolla, Calif. – May 16, 2006 – Blue Sky Network (BSN), the global satellite logistics solutions provider for two-way linking and managing remote transportation assets, announced today that the British Columbia (BC) and Alberta Forest Services have named BSNs equipment and services compliant for use by its contractors. Using the industry-leading equipment, the forest services can easily track where all of its contracted flights are at any given time, while also communicating with the pilots in-flight.
The forest services constantly deals with emergency situations where aircraft are needed, such as wildfires and avalanches. Considering the risks faced by fire fighters and rangers that can occur in an instant, a tracking system is pertinent to the BC and Alberta Forest Services so pilots can remain in constant communication with ground control. The BSN equipment offers them the peace of mind of knowing they can always contact their personnel and locate assets in flight. The equipment can be used for position reporting, two-way email messaging and automated telemetry service.
Mike Russo of the British Columbia Forest Service comments, “the Blue Sky Network flight tracking solution has been successful in adhearing to the Automated Flight Following data standard, therefore we look at them as a “compliant service provider” for our contract aircraft when fighting fires in the Province of BC.”
“We are thrilled to work with the BC and Alberta Forest Services,” said Jon Gilbert, president of Blue Sky Network. “We have been working with the United States Forest Service for more than two years with this equipment and we are eager to provide help to the brave people in this forest service who risk their lives during these emergency situations.”
About Blue Sky Network, LLC Blue Sky Network (BSN) is the leading provider of global satellite logistics solutions for two-way linking and managing remote transportation assets. Using its interactive Web portal, SkyRouter, with detailed mapping and integration with Google Earth, BSN links enterprises to personnel and assets anywhere on earth over the Iridium satellite network. The FAA-certified data and voice products enable users to customize features including safety and event reporting. BSN’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.