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Skytrac Systems, in partnership with Eastern European distributor Depicon, expands automated flight tracking services to UTair-Helicopter Services’ fleet of 46 Mil Mi-8 helicopters. Skytrac supports the company’s international peace-keeping missions with contractually-compliant high precision flight tracking, real-time automated event notifications, and air-to-ground voice and text messaging.
The UTair-Helicopter Services package includes Skytrac’s ISAT-200A satellite air asset tracking unit, Skytrac CDP/DVI cockpit display panel and dispatch voice interface, and SkyWeb cloud-based data management services. The system provides GPS position, altitude and speed, heading and identifying aircraft data at configurable reporting intervals of 0.5 to three minutes.
Automated status reports are sent to the operator with avionics on, block start, engine on, takeoff, landing and more. Crew can easily forward manual status updates related to fuel, passengers, cargo weight and other mission parameters using built-in quick messaging features.
“Skytrac has helped us easily meet requirements for our peace-keeping missions while supporting and streamlining our day to day flight operations. The SkyWeb data management tool provides a clear and easy interface for tracking flights fleet-wide, and the Skytrac hardware provides reliable global real-time data coverage suitable for our remote operations,” said Alexey Vinogradov, president of UTair-Helicopter Services.
“Skytrac is proud to work with UTair, the largest helicopter company in Russia and one of the world’s leading helicopter operators,” said Skytrac vice president of sales Jan van der Heul. “As an industry leader, UTairHelicopter Services looks to make systematic improvements to their safety management systems. We’ve provided our best, high precision tracking technology to assist them in their mission.”