Many metropolitan airports have Curfew reports that restrict the use of certain runways during times generally late at night due to noise reduction requirements. Sometimes Weather plays a significant factor in deciding if a specific runway is acceptable or required due approach minimums or wind speeds. When weather dictates the use of a Curfewed runway approach, this will likely mean a report as to the reasons must be filed with the airservice or airport operator. Extra duty time is generally involved with completing these reports. SkyNet has developed an Automated Curfew Report with runway used, the forecast conditions at the time and the approach path flown. helping to reduce the time taken to complete these reports and provide evidence-based information as to the selection. How do you handle Curfew reporting???
Do I need to spend a fortune to acquire FDAP or FDM data? did you know your aircraft is likely already broadcasting up to 25 performance parameters twice per second for free?
Aircraft transmitting Mode – C and ADS-B/C acquire this data from the aircraft transponder when connected to an appropriate data BUS. The value of FDM or FDAP is undeniable in helping safety and maintaining correct SOP’s. The flight characteristics can provide good insights into how an aircraft has been flown historically, and also in real-time alerting, these alerts can provide information for airframe exceedances which can have accumulative effects. SkyNet Aviation provides its customers with significant historical FDAP data for every flight, processing information at 1-second intervals and stored in our secure data centre for significant periods of time. While FDAP is not everything it is a good starting point and can work in conjunction with QAR’s and other recording equipment to provide much deeper richer knowledge.
Successful FDAPs not only encourage adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs), but also determine non-standard behaviour, thereby improving safety performance. They can detect adverse trends in any part of the flight regime and, thus, facilitate the investigation of events, including those which have had serious consequences.
Why Fusion Tracking Technology should be Highly Regarded
No longer are operators stuck with just one source of data! Using a wide array of available technologies provides enormous benefits, reliability, and lower costs.
SkyNet REACH offers clients choices across Satellite, Cellular, ADS-B, ADS-C and Mode-S, and more as a Fusion data stream. Fewer dropouts and significantly more position updates with such a comprehensive array of available reporting capabilities.
Working side by side, fine-tuning your costs to only use the fastest and lowest cost technology is intuitive. It also offers exceptional benefits such as second by second Performance Analytics, like having your own Quick Access Recorder (QAR) on-demand in real-time!
SkyNet’s Cross-Data integration (XDI) can fuse many different types of data into a coherent display. An example of a Fusion Data stream where helicopters flying to drilling ships offshore can usually never be sure of the ship’s precise location. Equally, Operations Control Centers (OCC) do not usually have a complete picture of Aviation and Maritime assets in a single harmonious view.
SkyNet delivers a solution of combining Ship AIS reporting either satellite of VHF with the aircraft locations using Satellite, ADS-B, C, or other tracking sources. The solution offers a new oversite to ensuring the helicopters are now up to the minute for a drillship’s location.
SkyNet’s ADS-B Network expansion for Papua New Guinea
SkyNet has delivered our Commercial ADS-B network service to PNG over the past several years, supporting air operations, energy companies, and exploration transportation needs by air. Given the extreme conditions, rugged jungle terrain, PNG is a challenging test for new Technology.
Recently we extended our network to include 15 new ADS-B sites in some of the highest and remote locations. With altitudes of the receivers operating up to 7,500 feet above sea level. We gain exceptional long-range from this altitude.
The receivers are strategically positioned to aid our client’s flight path monitoring, so little to no routes have coverage gaps, allowing for second by second flight following in some of the wildest terrains on earth, rising to over 14,000 feet.
SkyNet clients work with us to carefully design and support the coverage required to build up the coverage they need to support their Energy customers looking for maximum safety. SkyNet offers Fusion Data services across Commercial ADS-B, C, Mode-S, Satellite, and Cellular. The data is 24/7 monitored, including detailed quality of service (QoS) monitoring on every site to ensure the most reliable service.