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Vertical Magazine: SkyTrac Systems chosen by Brunei Shell Petroleum

Brunei Shell has chosen SkyTrac Systems to provide flight following and SATCOM for its fleet of S92 helicopters. In addition to SkyTrac’s proprietary software, Brunei Shell will utilize SkyTrac’s new SkyWeb product, which allows any host computer with internet access to securely display flight following data.

Captain Stephen A. Fincken, Helicopter Fleet Replacement Project Leader (SAV/5) Brunei Shell Petroleum Company, commented “It was important to us to find a one-stop solution, without compromising our stringent computer security policies here at Shell. SkyTrac Systems was willing to provide us with a global, turnkey solution. They also worked closely with our installer to ensure a reliable hardware environment.”

Kathleen Wallace, President and CEO of SkyTrac Systems, said “Brunei Shell came to us with unique requirements in regards to their corporate networking environment, and we were able to provide them with a solution that met their needs. We are also very excited for the opportunity to provide leading edge SATCOM hardware for a leading edge helicopter.”

About SkyTrac

SkyTrac Systems Ltd. is the global leader of real time, worldwide Satcom communication solutions for commercial aircraft. SkyTrac provides automatic flight following, 2-way text messaging, data transfer and “hands free” SatPhone voice capabilities. SkyTrac utilizes the Iridium satellite system for truly global, real time data/voice service delivery and is a Transport Canada approved manufacturing facility. SkyTrac specializes in hardware and software integrations and its in-house engineering teams provide support to clients worldwide. SkyTrac software solutions include comprehensive proprietary mapping software, a Google Earth application and NEW worldwide, remote access SkyWeb capabilities. SkyTrac hardware installations are Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approved and exceed AFF requirements in both the US and Canada.

About Iridium Satellite

Iridium Satellite LLC ( is the only provider of truly global satellite voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the earth (including oceans, airways and Polar Regions). Iridium delivers essential communications services to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available. The Iridium constellation consists of 66 LEO, cross-linked satellites and has multiple in-orbit spares. The constellation operates as a fully meshed network and is the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world. The Iridium service is ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities. Iridium provides service to the U.S. Department of Defense. The company also designs, builds and sells its services, products and solutions through a worldwide network of more than 100 partners.

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