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Connectivity deal ensures Alidaunia is on track
Swift and accurate communication between team members during HEMS operations is absolutely critical. By adopting SkyTrac's solutions Alidaunia expects to yield increased efficiency for emergency flights in Italy.
Alidaunia is pioneering a connected AW169.

Italian operator and Leonardo service centre Alidaunia has introduced real-time HUMS for its HEMS and civil protection missions by selecting SkyTrac and Leonardo aircraft connectivity for its AW139 and AW169 fleet.

The Alidaunia real-time HUMS solution aims to streamline previously manual processes, simplifying troubleshooting and quickening the detection of emerging issues. Through the hardware kit, Alidaunia will also gain access to real-time tracking, Iridium PTT group-talk, automated EFB forms and real-time FDM services.

SkyTrac and Leonardo are now set to provide real-time connected services on AW139, AW169 and AW189 aircraft while Alidaunia has become an authorised SkyTrac connectivity partner in Italy.

“In HEMS missions, lives hinge on our ability to deliver services to our clients safely and efficiently,” says Alidaunia CEO Roberto Pucillo. “The SkyTrac and Leonardo solution enables fast and accurate data delivery and allows us to communicate better between our team members. This in turn means we can stay abreast of changing conditions and respond faster. We see this project as a major step forward for ourselves and for the HEMS industry.”

SkyTrac VP of sales Jan van der Heul adds: “HUMS is a vital tool that helps detect potentially critical issues early. However, in complex and remote missions, HUMS data may not be available until many hours of flight have passed. This system, championed by SkyTrac and Leonardo, allows operators like Alidaunia to receive critical HUMS information faster and with less effort. By combining this solution with other essential tools such as group talk and tracking, the operator receives exceptional value from a single, lightweight solution.”

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