Blue Sky Network (Booth No. 3405), a La Jolla, Calif.-based provider of Iridium satellite communication services and equipment, is at Heli-Expo’07 introducing a portable flight-tracking device that it says installs in less than a minute.
Sky Connect (Booth No. 1110) arrived in Orlando celebrating what it calls “the industry’s largest ever tracker product sale,” 125 Iridium-based satellite tracking and phone systems to offshore oil operator Air Logistics.
Boston-based FlightView Software has released a flight-tracking product that instantly notifies users of changes in flight operations such as delays, diversions or early arrivals.
FlightAware.com, the Web site that allows anyone to track domestic IFR flights from takeoff to touchdown, is releasing two new online products aimed primarily at FBOs and business aviation customers.
Avidyne used the stage at Sun ’n’ Fun in Lakeland, Fla., last month to launch a suite of datalink services for general aviation. The new FlightCenter services announced at the show are intended to provide flight tracking and two-way text messaging to operators flying with Avidyne avionics.
Sky Connect announced yesterday that it is selling 75 of its Iridium-based Tracker systems, along with a purchase option of 50 more, to Era Helicopters. Lake Charles, La.-based Era will use the systems in its fleet of Agusta, Bell, Eurocopter and Sikorsky helicopters. Era primarily serves the offshore oil industry and already operates 20 helicopters equipped with the system that includes a satellite telephone voice link.
Wingspeed Corp. is unveiling a pair of new XLLink Iridium voice/datalink systems today that the company said will provide access to affordable flight tracking, two-way text messaging, voice calling and the aircraft communication addressing and reporting system (Acars) data service.
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