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13 Dec 11:45 AM

ICAO’s Annex 19: Who Needs to Do What by When

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the United Nations agency widely recognised as the global authority on aviation rules and regulations, has implemented new safety management provisions that become applicable in 2019. Here’s what that means for you.

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30 Nov 09:55 PM

Spidertracks and Sky Polaris: Using Aviation to Fight Global Warming

Flying around the world is never an easy feat, even for someone who’s already successfully completed the journey. Just ask Michel Gordillo, whose latest circumnavigation for the Sky Polaris project took him an astonishing 12 years to prepare for.

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17 Nov 10:32 AM

Bringing Water to Africa: How Malian Aero Company Uses Spidertracks in Its Vital Cloud-Seeding Operations

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 to combat this destructive dryness: cloud-seeding.

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08 Nov 02:43 PM

The Value of Person-to-Person Communication: Increase Efficiency and Minimise Losses with Spidertxt 2.0

The ability to adapt on the fly is important in just about any job — but in aviation, flexibility and adaptability present some particular challenges. When your plans change while you or one of your pilots is in the air, it takes a real toll on your efficiency as an aviation operation and can end up costing you thousands of dollars a year.

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01 Nov 01:59 PM

The Power of Connection During Hurricane Relief: How the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Used Spidertracks in the Aftermath of Irma

On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands with winds of up to 185 miles per hour — becoming the first Category 5 storm in recorded history to strike the region. Irma left Puerto Rico almost entirely without power; dropped 15 inches of rain on the Dominican Republic and northern Haiti; and rendered Barbuda ‘barely habitable,’ in the words of the island’s Prime Minister.

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25 Oct 01:45 PM

Introduction to Flight Tracking

Imagine a world where you have full visibility over your aviation business. We’re not just talking about knowing where your aircraft are now — we’re talking about having access to a complete, in-depth record of where they were yesterday or months ago.

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18 Oct 04:05 PM

From Australasia to Africa: Meet the New Members of the Spidertracks Team

We genuinely believe that the most important part of what we do here at Spidertracks is the people. We’ve got 27 employees across five countries, each committed to making aviation safer and to solving problems for our customers. To better serve our Spidertracks clientele, we’ve added six new members to our team, based in Africa, Australasia, Canada, and the United States — and we thought it’d be a good idea to introduce them to the world.

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11 Oct 02:44 PM

How Spider Events and Maintenance Tracking Can Save You Time and Money

If you’ve been in aviation for any length of time, you know that maintenance tracking has always involved tons of manual work. Because there’s never been an automated alternative, operators have historically been saddled with the admin associated with spreadsheets and pen-and-paper.

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04 Oct 12:23 PM

Maintenance Tracking a Productivity and Safety Boon For Synergy Aviation

Synergy Aviation is a flight training, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, and pipeline surveillance operation based in Alberta, Canada. Founded several years ago with just a couple of aircraft, Synergy has been a Spidertracks customer since 2015 and has seen impressive growth since its establishment.

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27 Sep 02:53 PM

Automated Maintenance Tracking: All About Our Game-Changing New Feature

Maintenance tracking in aviation has always been a headache. For years, the maintenance-control status quo has involved mounds of paperwork; out-of-date systems and clunky processes; and not always knowing whether or not your aircraft are ready to fly at any given time.

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