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SkyTrac hosts first safety seminar in Frankfurt

Feb. 4, 2014, Kelowna, B.C. - SkyTrac Systems hosted their first seminar in Frankfurt in late January. The two day seminar, titled “Harnessing the Power of Your Satellite Data to Enhance Safety, Efficiency and Compliance” was focused primarily on Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and stimulated in-depth discussion among dozens of industry leaders.


February 4, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

Feb. 4, 2014, Kelowna, B.C. – SkyTrac Systems hosted their first seminar
in Frankfurt in late January. The two day seminar, titled “Harnessing
the Power of Your Satellite Data to Enhance Safety, Efficiency and
Compliance” was focused primarily on Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and
stimulated in-depth discussion among dozens of industry leaders. The
event was attended by over 60 professionals from all over the globe
representing a wide variety of aviation backgrounds.

Iridium
Communications’ Dan Mercer, the keynote speaker, opened the seminar with
an inspiring presentation on the capabilities of Iridium NEXT and how
it will revolutionize aircraft communications. The first day also
included an Emergency Medical Services case study by Juergen Zoller of
DRF Luftrettung who discussed his organization’s approach to fleet
coordination and connection to dispatch centers. Joel Mouterde of Airbus
Helicopters presented Health Usage Monitoring Systems and FDM from an
OEM perspective. The second day included guest speakers Thomas Latacz of
EuroAvionics, who discussed the functions and features of their EuroNav
system in combination with SkyTrac’s systems, and Urs Moser of RUAG
whose presentation focused on the safety benefits of FDM systems applied
to helicopter operations, as well as the human aspects of an FDM
program.

SkyTrac speakers also presented an industry overview,
technology review, technology roadmap and software system management
program.

“We are extremely pleased with the feedback from this
seminar. This was about bringing the leaders from the world of aviation
satellite communication together and providing a discussion platform for
this emerging industry,” commented SkyTrac President, Malachi Nordine.
“There was an incredible depth of experience and variety in backgrounds
represented, I think we all left with fresh perspectives and new ideas.
We are looking forward already to next year’s gathering.”