Heli-SGI selects Skytrac for its helicopters

07 April 2022

Indonesian company Heli-SGI, which provides aviation services to the mining, tourism and VIP sectors, has selected Skytrac Systems to provide Iridium Satcom terminals to enable mission-critical capabilities onboard their Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters.

Operating in terrain with active volcanoes, jungle landscape and rugged mountains, Heli-SGI said it needed reliable satcom connectivity. It chose satellite transceiver, the ISAT-200A, for a cost-effective and powerful Satcom and onboard server solution. The multifunctional system will enable Heli-SGI with real-time two-way voice and text communications to connect air and ground assets, even under challenging weather conditions, with 99.9% uptime reliability, it said.

Skytrac’s ISAT-200A will also deliver automated flight following to track fleet activity and accurate flight data monitoring (FDM) tailored to Heli-SGI’s operational needs through Skytrac’s SAFR FDM software platform leveraging the ISAT-200A’s data acquisition capability.

“Operating in the largest island nation in the world has unique challenges,” said François Lassale, chief executive officer at Heli-SGI.

Skytrac will also provide Heli-SGI with the DAL-200 access link, extending the ISAT-200A’s onboard capabilities with wireless in-flight and post-flight connectivity for seamless FDM data downloading post-flight. Heli-SGI will also utilise Skytrac’s CRU-200 inflight camera to discreetly record hours of high-resolution cockpit audio-visuals to enhance their flight data monitoring program.

“Our solutions are designed to offer secure and reliable communications for mission-critical operations anywhere on earth,” added Jan van der Heul, vice president of sales and marketing, Skytrac. “We look forward to expanding our Asia-Pacific presence and supporting Heli-SGI in their mission to provide safe and efficient aviation services to their customers.”