Yellowhead Helicopters improve fleet visibility with Spidertracks

Yellowhead Helicopters is a charter company that does everything from mineral exploration, heliskiing, to firefighting, oil and gas work. Most of Yellowhead’s operations are focused on British..

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10 Jul 09:40 AM

Maximising Profit and Efficiency with Spidertracks' Estimated Time of Arrival Feature

A key benefit of real-time GPS aircraft tracking is being able to manage your fleet in ways that make your business smarter and more efficient. When you know exactly where each one of your aircraft is at any given moment, you can eliminate overlap and inefficiencies in your scheduling and even decrease overall operational costs.

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02 Jul 02:25 PM

Improving Operational Efficiency for Maximum Profitability

Operational efficiency is an integral piece of the aircraft management puzzle. In aviation, we often think of 'efficiency' in terms of what the industry is already good at - maintenance, flight operations, fuel, etc. - and not in terms of what needs improvement. But it's the areas that can be improved (mostly the 'office' side of aviation businesses) that will truly bring your overall operational efficiency to new heights and allow you to maximise your profit and potential. 

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08 Jun 11:57 AM

How to Use Spidertracks to Reduce Risk in the Event of an Aviation Accident

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 operations the communication capabilities and safety benefits long enjoyed by commercial airlines and elevated general aviation to a new level of security.

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01 Jun 03:50 PM

An Aviation Safety Management Glossary: All the Terms You Need to Know

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...

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17 May 03:57 PM

Keeping cloud-seeding pilots safe as Africa's rainy season begins

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...

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15 May 10:44 AM

Spidertracks and Olympic Aero Services Earn FAA STC

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.

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10 May 12:06 PM

Calculating ROI on an Aircraft Management and Communications Solution: 4 Things to Consider

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.

In our eBook ‘Reliable Communications with Your Aviation Crew —...

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08 May 03:26 PM

Flying from North Shore to Wanaka: Making a Long-Range VFR Cross-Country Trip

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,...

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07 May 11:15 AM

New Spidertracks App for Android

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.

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