February 10th, 2010
SkyTrac Aircraft Assist Allows For Haitian Assist
Responding to the urgency of the situation, SkyTrac promptly took action; hardware products arrived the next morning, just in time to be installed in the aircraft. SkyTrac’s Vice President and Director of Business Development, Stephen Fuhr, commented, “The situation in Haiti distresses us all. We did what was in our power to have these aircraft ready to start assisting immediately.” Loss of electrical power and lack of radio communication has resulted in limited communications to and within Haiti. As SkyTrac uses the Iridium satellite system’s voice and data network, Trans Capital Air has reliable voice and data communication to and from the aircraft independent of Haiti’s fractured communication infrastructure. In addition, Trans Capital will know the GPS position and status of the aircraft at all times. This will provide Trans Capital Air with the critical communication system it needs while coordinating rescue missions with ground crews.