Aerospace

SKYTRAC

Satellite Data Service Enhances

Efficiency & Safety.

Founded in 1986, SKYTRAC helped develop the first generation of real-time flight tracking communication systems.

Today, their suite of satellite monitoring solutions enables operators and pilots to make better decisions by providing
greater visibility into their flight operations. From flight data and following, voice and text communications to real-time alerts, the service provides aircrafts in all environments (including remote or dangerous), with instant data and communications.

“Our customer base includes an assortment of clients including offshore oil and gas operators, government agencies, and aircraft OEMs,” says Malachi Nordine, President of SKYTRAC. “They require transparency into how their aircraft are being flown to improve safety and enhance operational efficiencies. Access to voice and data communications from pole-to-pole, can be the difference between a successful or failed mission. Our satellite communications allow mission-critical organizations such as EMS, SAR, and aerial firefighting the capabilities they require, even in severe weather events.”

“In the early days, the Okanagan region was critical to our success,” he explains. “Partnerships with organizations such as AEM, Alpine Helicopters, Okanagan Mountain Helicopters and the RCMP helped form the basis of our flight following and voice communications technologies. We extended our services to numerous aerospace organizations within the region – tourism, search and rescue, forestry, firefighting and agriculture. The National Research Council’s Innovation Assistance Program also assisted us in obtaining grant funding for the development of new technologies.”

“The close-knit nature of Kelowna makes cultivating the right organizational culture easy,” says Nordine. “With dedicated innovation clusters, short daily commutes and a technology sector that breeds the entrepreneurial spirit, it’s highly conducive to professional success. For those looking for the right work-life balance, the Okanagan’s four-season playground includes beaches, regional hikes and ski resorts that captivate those looking to relocate here.”

“The close-knit nature of Kelowna makes cultivating the right organizational culture easy, with dedicated innovation clusters, short daily commutes and a technology sector that breeds the entrepreneurial spirit, it’s highly conducive to professional success.”