Kelowna, BC, Canada, September 25, 2008 - SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce it has been selected to provide satellite communication (SatCom) and flight following systems to Hydro One. By equipping its fleet of AS350 B2, AS350 B3, and B206 L3 aircraft, Hydro One will enhance operational safety while flying in remote, isolated locations. Hydro One, through its Helicopter Services Group conducts power line inspection and maintenance to over 28,000 kilometers of transmission line over some of Canada’s most rugged and isolated terrain. In order to facilitate communication with flight crew and further enhance their safety program, Hydro One decided to procure flight following and SatCom equipment.
Doug Reilly, Manager, Helicopter Service with Hydro One commented; “Hydro One’s purchasing policy includes RFTs and bids in response to them. SkyTrac’s bid was chosen as it met our needs from a cost and features perspective.”
Kathleen Wallace, President and CEO of SkyTrac Systems commented; “Hydro One is the largest electrical delivery company in Ontario; we are extremely pleased to have won their business. We look forward to further growing our customer list in the utilities sector.”
About Hydro One
Hydro One owns and operates Ontario’s 28,400 kilometer high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 122,000 kilometre low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario. Hydro One is a leader in developing work methods and procedures such as the air-stair program of insulator testing, cross arm testing and installing bird diverting systems, live line replacement of poles and cross arms, line stringing applications, innovative thermal vision applications and storm damage restoration patrols.
SkyTrac is the world’s trusted supplier of satcom solutions for data, text and voice communications. With customers on every continent and from all areas of operation, from Oil & Gas to Air Medical to Law Enforcement to Search & Rescue, SkyTrac provides market leading solutions to market leading companies. SkyTrac has acquired a long list of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and the company’s hardware has been installed on a large number of rotary and fixed wing aircraft types from AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Bell, Sikorsky, MBB, Beechcraft, de Havilland, LearJet and Raytheon.
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