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Carson Air Selects SKYTRAC SDL-350 for state-of-the-art aeromedical connectivity

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Carson Air Selects SKYTRAC SDL-350 for state-of-the-art aeromedical connectivity - Business aviation publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Aircraft: Airplanes

Carson Air has selected SKYTRAC’s Iridium Certus SDL-350 broadband L-band satellite system onboard their fleet of King Air 360 aircraft. The system will enable powerful capabilities to improve pilot situational awareness while also aiding flight paramedics to provide better care through liaising with medical professionals via inflight internet, video conferencing, and voice communications. The integration of the SDL-350 will be conducted by special mission integrator and interior modifications firm, HeliMods.

SKYTRAC’s SDL-350 satellite communications terminal will replace multiple onboard systems, greatly reducing size, weight, and power consumption onboard the modified King Air 360s. With SKYTRAC’s Iridium Certus system, Carson Air’s fleet will gain powerful capabilities such as truly global satellite connectivity, medical data transfer, telemedicine video conferencing, EFB connectivity, and engine and flight data acquisition. With the successful integration of the SDL-350, Carson Air will be well-equipped with future-proof onboard technology, providing safe and efficient service as part of their recently awarded long-term contract with the Province of British Columbia providing fixed-wing BCEHS medevac coverage for all of BC.

Kevin Hillier, President, Carson Air, commented: “With Carson Air’s recent contract award, it was clear that we needed future-proof technology that aids us in becoming more efficient, responsive, and ultimately, provide better care to patients while inflight. Once we became aware of SKYTRAC’s SDL-350, it was clear that it was the best path forward for both our flight operations and medical teams.”

Will Shrapnel, Founder and Managing Director, HeliMods, said: “At HeliMods, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver complex, multifaceted aircraft and interior upgrades for our global customer base. We’re always seeking the latest technologies for our partners, and SKYTRAC’s SDL-350 will seamlessly integrate with onboard systems to provide the latest capabilities for Carson Air’s growing fleet and mission requirements. We look forward to the completion of this exciting project.”

With the addition of new aircraft and systems onboard their fleet, Carson Air opted to select HeliMods to complete their medical interior upgrades.


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