With every new technological innovation and development, the aviation industry grows incrementally safer. The widespread adoption of real-time aircraft tracking, for example, extended to smaller..
One of our driving forces here at Spidertracks is smarter aircraft management. Whether that’s giving you the tools you need to communicate with your fleet no matter where they are in the world (Global Cross-Channel Communication, anyone?) or delivering world-class innovation at affordable prices, we’re constantly striving to provide you with the means to increase operational efficiency, ensure aircraft and pilot safety, and simplify your business in an industry where complexity has...
As they enter another rainy season across the skies of Western Africa, we re-visit the story of Malian Aero Company (MAC) and how they use Spidertracks to improve the safety of pilots engaged in the inherently risky activity of cloud-seeding.
Rain is essential to human life on Earth — but climate change has made it impossible for areas that once received sufficient water to thrive. In Africa, Mali-based Malian Aero Company (MAC) has become the undisputed leader in the primary technique used...
15 May 10:44 AM
Spidertracks and Olympic Aero Services today announce that their Additional Telemetry Unit (ATU) and Automated Flight Following Feed (AFF) solution has received final FAA STC approval for Type 1 USFS exclusive use in aerial firefighting helicopters.With their newly awarded STC, Spidertracks and OAS become the first to be able to offer a simple certified solution to aerial firefighting operations.
10 May 12:06 PM
One of the most important aspects of emerging aviation technology is that it's given operators more choices than ever when it comes to flight management solutions. Where once the only available offerings were cumbersome and wildly expensive legacy systems for commercial airlines, the advent of smart tech and devices and software such as Spidertracks has enabled smaller businesses to tailor solutions for their specific needs.
Lessons learnt on an 800-mile adventure.
On 27 March 2018, my partner and I hopped in a light aircraft and began the 800-nauticalmilejourney from New Zealand’s largest city Auckland to the South Island mountain townof Wanaka, where we were set to display our TL-3000 Sirius microlight-class aircraft at thepopular Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow. What follows is a quick rundown of the planningprocess for a long-distance VFR flight and the events of our actual trip — includingcharting our path,...
07 May 11:15 AM
We’re excited to announce that the Spidertracks Android app has been completely rebuilt from the ground up to provide you with an improved user experience.
Like every other business or industry, aviation requires efficient communication. Do you know what's going on in your operations at all times? Do you know where your pilots are and what they're doing? Are you able to get in touch with them should plans change at a moment's notice? Can you do all this no matter where in the world they're flying?
As an aviation operator, it’s critical that you ask yourself these questions and that the answer to each of them be ‘yes.’ The communications system...
Since our last team member update in October 2017, we’ve only continued to grow over here at Spidertracks, with each member of the team committed to our core goals: making aviation safer and solving problems for our customers.
Our latest round of hires sees three new additions to the Spidertracks crew. We spoke with Petr, Igor, and Fred to learn a bit more about them — where they’re from, what brought them to Spidertracks, and what they’re planning to do now that they’re here. Keep reading...
For Aussie Michael Smith, flying was a childhood dream put on hold until he was 35 — when he finally earned his licence to, in his words, ‘avoid an early mid-life crisis.’ Once he got up in the air, he turned his attention and effort to a lofty goal: recreating the 1930s Qantas Empire Imperial ‘flying boat’ route from Sydney to England via Asia, India, the Middle East, and Europe.