HAI Convention News

SkyTrac Debuts Mobile Data App

 - March 5, 2011, 6:40 AM

Satcom solutions provider SkyTrac Systems (Booth No. 4106) is launching SkyWeb Mobile for iPhone, Blackberry and Android smartphones at Heli-Expo 2011.

SkyWeb Mobile enables one-touch voice dial and e-mail direct to the cockpit, facilitating communication with the aircraft anywhere and any time. The application also allows the user to control bandwidth demands when operating on mobile networks. In addition, SkyWeb Mobile displays current position and flight data for aircraft equipped with one of SkyTrac’s tracking systems. An auto refresh feature allows continual feedback on the aircraft’s movement and updates its position on a moving map, while the log is updated as new reports are sent from the aircraft.

“We have developed another tool that enhances safety and increases efficiency,” said Steve Fuhr, vice president and director of business development at the Kelowna, British Columbia-based company. “Flight operations personnel can now have fleet situational awareness in their pocket.”

SkyTrac’s equipment is currently installed aboard rotorcraft manufactured by AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Bell and Sikorsky, as well as fixed-wing aircraft from Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft, de Havilland and Bombardier Learjet.