Blue Sky Network Lands Fleet Order for Iridium Gear

 - November 28, 2007, 12:31 PM

Iridium satcom supplier Blue Sky Network last month announced that the Gulf of Mexico’s largest privately held helicopter operator has selected the company’s voice calling and two-way satellite messaging equipment for installation in its entire fleet. Rotorcraft Leasing of Lafayette, La., plans to add Blue Sky’s SkyRouter communications equipment to more than 100 helicopters, enabling voice calls, text messaging and aircraft tracking. The installations will include D1000C datalink transmitters and ACH1000 Iridium controllers in Rotorcraft Leasing’s fleet of Bell 206s, 407s, 412s and Sikorsky S-76s. Formed in 1990, the company provides air transportation for midsize oil and gas companies throughout the Gulf region from Florida to Texas.