Executives at Lider Avicao, a company that manages a 40-aircraft offshore helicopter fleet in Brazil, needed flight-tracking technology on their Bell and Sikorsky helicopters. They turned to Blue Sky Network, a provider of global logistics solutions for managing transportation assets via satellite in La Jolla, Calif. Lider outfitted its Bell-212, Sikorsky S76C+, and Bell 412 aircraft with Blue Sky Network’s D1000C global flight tracking transceiver. Integrated with Blue Sky Network’s SkyRouter asset management portal, the D1000C Iridium transceiver offers Lider security features, such as altitude-adjusted position reporting, minimum en-route altitude alerting, and automated take-off and landing notifications. Additional logistic features, including trip planning and event reporting, keep Lider personnel in control of its helicopter fleet at all times. Lider selected Blue Sky Network’s technology after researching satellite tracking equipment. Previous methods of radio-based flight following have become too imprecise and inefficient, driving a demand from Lider for satellite tracking systems. “With the Blue Sky Network tracking system in place, our pilots can focus on completing trips safely and effectively, without having to constantly report their location manually via radio,” says Rafael Ramos, flight safety and HSE manager for Lider Avicao. For more information, visit Blue Sky Network online at www.blueskynetwork.com.