La Jolla, Calif. – April 18, 2006 – Blue Sky Network (BSN), the global satellite logistics solution provider for two-way linking and managing remote transportation assets, today announced Phoenix Heli-Flight Inc., a leading Canadian helicopter charter operator, has chosen BSN for its entire fleet of single and twin-engine helicopters. The BSN equipment gives the company the ability to have communication between aircraft and personnel on the ground 100-percent of the time, as well as accurate flight tracking for each of its flights
Phoenix makes multiple missions over remote and hostile terrain on a daily basis and often deviates from a filed flight plan to accommodate its customer’s needs. In the case of search and rescue and police missions, the pilots often don’t know the exact coordinates of where they are headed until the aircraft is already in flight, making an accurate flight plan impossible. During these flights standard radio communications with the helicopters can only be maintained about a third of the flight. With the addition of the Blue Sky Network equipment, Phoenix will have reliable voice communication and dispatch tracking and two-way messaging, anywhere – giving them an increase in efficiency and safety.
“BSN has changed the way we do business. In the past, we wasted time and effort trying to ascertain the last known position, or to contact an overdue aircraft, not to mention the stress we had not knowing if the aircraft might be downed or unserviceable,” said C. Paul Spring, president of Phoenix Heli-Flight. “In our search for a solution, we evaluated four product suppliers and chose BSN because it was a more innovative service. Now that we have the Blue Sky Network equipment, we will be more confident and relaxed about the safety of our flights.”
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.