Remote charter flight specialist Nolinor Aviation recently announced its global tracking and real-time management solution at the AEEC Global Aircraft Tracking working group session on Autonomous Distress Tracking.
The new system is part of Nolinor’s belief that real-time flight data is ‘key to proactive safety management’.
"Working as we do in some of the world's most remote locations, it is essential for us to know what is happening with our aircraft no matter where they are on the globe. It improves safety, adds efficiency to our maintenance procedures and provides better customer service. We have had an independent tracking system in place since 2008 which provides us with position reports every 2 minutes. We have also installed a system that is designed to inform our crew on the ground immediately if a flight has deviated from standard operating procedures or encountered a maintenance issue," said Nolinor Director of Operations Yves Bergeron.
The company worked with SKYTRAC Systems to install a technology that monitors the aircraft for safety and maintenance performance exceedances during flight. It says that if an incident is picked up by its system, a ground crew is immediately and automatically alerted over the Iridium satellite network. Flight data is also regularly sent to the ground during any operation, allowing Nolinor to check and review incidents.
“From a technical perspective, the system capabilities are very similar to the ICAO 2021 GADSS recommendations. In addition to this, Nolinor has retrofitted the solution to a Boeing 737-200 analogue aircraft. They saw the benefit to themselves and their clients and overcame the technical challenges to implement a system that is truly industry-leading," said SKYTRAC President Malachi Nordine.