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Sky Connect

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2006
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Satellite-Based Voice, Data, Tracking and Customized Map Solutions

Sky Connect offers the world's first seamless, global tracking, voice, and two-way text-messaging service on the Iridium satellite network for world-class coverage and effectiveness. It provides worldwide coverage for helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, ships as well as fixed-based and in-vehicle installations. With more than 1,500 systems flying worldwide, Sky Connect has a solution to fit any mission.

Sky Connect In Action: Two Applications


Case One: Jakarta-based charter operator PT Travira Air is equipping its fleet of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft with Iridium satellite communication systems to be provided by Sky Connect. "After an evaluation of several different systems, PT Travira Air made the decision to equip our entire fleet of 17 aircraft with the Sky Connect system," said Darren Broderick, the company's deputy chief pilot and commercial representative. "We are excited to be introducing this flight-following capability, and the reaction from our customers has been extremely positive."

Case Two: EMS provider MedSTAR Transport is equipping its fleet with Sky Connect satellite terminals to enhance air-to-ground communications. "Sky Connect gives us both an automated tracking solution for our helicopters and economical satellite voice communications, reducing the work load on our communications specialists and flight crews," said Dr. Christopher Wuerker, MedSTAR Transport's medical director. "The lightweight airborne hardware is especially important for installation in our EC135s. All in all, we believe the Iridium solution from Sky Connect will increase safety while simplifying operations."

Led by a team of industry aviation experts, engineers and pilots, Sky Connect understands the need for voice and tracking solutions that work when customers need them to, with affordable systems and service pricing.

Here's how they do it: Sky Connect combines several features into single transceiver units for voice, tracking and data. The company's systems are compact, light weight and reliable. Sky Connect's versatile architecture and designs are easily adapted to their customers' specific requirements.

All equipment and components pass rigorous quality-control checkpoints.

Sky Connect stands 100 percent by its product and equipment warranties with an in-house technical team for installation and maintenance support. The company offers competitive and affordable monthly rate plans based on actual usage. Every fleet, large or small, can leverage the power of Sky Connect's reliable solutions.

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