|[January 08, 2013]
Blue Sky Network and S4A Announce Issuance of EASA Supplemental Type Certificate for Iridium® Communication System on Airbus Military Aircraft
LA JOLLA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Sky Network, a leading global provider of satellite tracking and
communication solutions for aviation, land, and marine, and its reseller
partner, S4A (Solutions For Aviation), today announced the issuance of a
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Blue Sky Network's voice system
on C-212-200 Airbus Military aircraft. The certification was supplied by
the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and specifically certifies
deployment of Blue Sky Network's value-added aviation satellite phone
system, the Kit 2.
Blue Sky Network's aviation products are based on voice communication
and tracking solutions over the Iridium (News - Alert)® satellite network.
The Kit 2 provides a FAA certified integrated single channel antenna and
cable that can be connected with either the Iridium 9555 or Iridium
Extreme® satellite phone, both of which can be plugged into
the antenna outlet for use in the aircraft. The Iridium 9555 offers a
voice, two-way SMS, and short email communication solution for users.
The Iridium Extreme is specifically engineered to withstand the toughest
environments and enables voice communication as well as GPS tracking
services via Blue Sky Network's New SkyRouter. Through the Iridium
satellite network, Blue Sky Network provides pole-to-pole voice
communication on Airbus Military C-212-200 aircraft.
"Receiving this STC from EASA reaffirms our reasoning for partnering
with Blue Sky Network," said Francisco Guerrero, S4A CEO. "Their fleet
management solutions have proven to be reliable and offer advanced
global voice and data communication to our customers. We are pleased
with this partnership and excited to offer Blue Sky Network's certified
products on C-212-200 Airbus Military aircraft."
"We have made significant progress in Europe thanks to our great
partnership with S4A. With this STC, we further strengthen our position
in being the leader in communication solutions worldwide," said Jon
Gilbert, CEO and founder of Blue Sky Network. "We look forward to the
opportunity that lies ahead for Blue Sky Network's certified solutions
to be installed on C-212-200 Airbus Military aircraft across the globe."
Blue Sky Network's aviation communication solutions are available
through Blue Sky Network or S4A. For more information on Blue Sky
Network's products, please visit: www.blueskynetwork.com.
About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network is a leading global provider of voice and data services
via the Iridium satellite network. Our aviation, marine and vehicle
products for GPS
time flight tracking and fleet
management provide reliable fleet tracking and communication
services. Blue Sky Network's solutions serve the Aviation, Oil and Gas,
Government, Forestry, Mining, Supply Chain Management and Intermodal
Transportation markets. Founded in 2001, Blue Sky Network is
headquartered in La Jolla, California with customers and distributors
worldwide. For more information about our company and solutions, visit
the Blue Sky Network website at www.blueskynetwork.com.
S4A is a Design Organization approved by EASA (European Aviation Safety
Agency) (number 21J.409) focused in aircraft modifications and upgrades
designed to comply with specific customer's needs and requirements. S4A
is specialized in avionics and mission systems integration for
helicopters and airplanes. Established in 2007, S4A is located in El
Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz), Spain; 16 Km from Jerez airport.
For further information about S4A and service provided, visit S4A
website at www.s4a.es.
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