Sars Corporation, a provider of remote asset management and telematics solutions, has teamed up with AeroMechanical Services to offer a global aircraft tracking service to the aviation industry.
The service, currently in use in sub-Saharan Africa for tracking humanitarian relief aircraft, is designed to improve the safety, security and operational efficiency of aircraft and flight personnel.
As part of a joint development agreement with Sars, AeroMechanical Services’s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) would interface with the Sars Intelitrax flight following service. AeroMechanical Services’s technology, AFIRS UpTime, allows aircraft operators to monitor and manage flights in real-time. With Sars Intelitrax, multiple authorized personnel would have a single portal to track air fleet operations, including historical data, from any location using a web browser.
Clayton Shelver, CEO of Sars, said: We saw that the AFIRS UpTime service was a major breakthrough in remote monitoring of flight operations and we moved quickly to integrate the data derived from the flight following service into our asset management platform. This has opened up a large, global market with commercial fleet operations for our Intelitrax service, and has given us the opportunity to be part of an important humanitarian effort.
Bill Tempany, CEO of AeroMechanical Services, said: Sars has been a valuable tool to our customers in their ability to monitor their flights and provide flight details to their customers, and our efforts with the integration of our data feeds to Sars’s software has been one of the easiest to date.