Thu, 15 December 2016

Honeywell to Upgrade Air Methods’ Sky Connect Tracker System

Honeywell has entered into an agreement with Air Methods, one of America’s largest emergency air medical providers and helicopter operators, to provide its fleet with Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III satellite communications and helicopter tracking system.

Under the agreement, Honeywell will upgrade Air Methods’ existing Sky Connect Tracker II system to the Sky Connect Tracker III system, providing new units as required and supporting Air Methods with monthly services.

Air Methods is one of America’s largest emergency air medical providers and helicopter operators.

The new system will enable phone and text services while in the sky through the Iridium satellite network, giving pilots the ability to stay in touch in remote places with no available cell reception.

In addition, the new system will enable fleet managers to track the location of their helicopters anywhere in the world while providing functionality for flight data monitoring.

Air Methods will also have the ability to collect data from onboard systems to record and communicate aircraft performance and potential maintenance needs, enabling a safer and more efficient fleet.

“Air Methods’ helicopter fleet operates to provide critical care access to people in need. Because of this, its aircraft have a real need for enhanced safety products and better operational efficiency to effectively perform their job,” said Tom Hart, vice president, Defense and Space, Honeywell Aerospace. “Honeywell is providing a connected, and more importantly safer, experience for Air Methods’ helicopter fleet with Sky Connect Tracker III. In one product, operators get a robust solution that provides access to talk, text, data and flight data monitoring services, making sure that a helicopter can be tracked and can communicate with home anywhere in the world.” 

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