MOSCOW, April 29, 2017 – Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that its LiveAero dealer, IDG Europe AB recently certified and installed a LiveAero system on a Mi-172 helicopter in St. Petersburg, Russia. The LiveAero system on this aircraft provides passengers with voice and internet connectivity at all times as well as added operational safety with a brand new real-time flight tracking capability.
“This is an exciting accomplishment for the LiveAero program,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Greenwich AeroGroup Daniel Lafrance. “The add-on of the position tracking capability to the system significantly improves the value that this satellite broadband connectivity solution continues delivering to the marketplace.”
LiveAero, developed by Thales, is the only fixed wing and rotorcraft data broadband solution that works everywhere in the world, including remote, oceanic and polar regions, for operators requiring voice and connectivity. Based upon the Iridium OpenPortTM broadband technology, the system has Wi-Fi enabled, bi-directional data speed of up to 134 kbps and significantly greater gateway optimized speeds. The system also includes three separate voice lines for calls to be placed anywhere in the world. Connectivity is not impaired by helicopter rotors or weather conditions and will continue being available throughout and after deployment of the new Iridium Next satellite constellation.
IDG Europe AB developed the system’s newest element of real-time aircraft tracking. The web-based platform enables monitoring of aircraft and configuring of SOS alerts, Geo Fencing as well as advanced reporting options. IDG in cooperation with local partners delivered the aircraft to its customer in Kazakhstan where it will be used for VIP transports. Currently, a majority of the Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters are based in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) making this milestone very meaningful for operators currently seeking an effective and affordable voice and connectivity solution in that region.
About Greenwich AeroGroup
Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing; component repair and overhaul and parts distribution. Current locations include: Professional Aircraft Accessories, located in Titusville and Miami, Fla.; Professional Aviation Associates, located in Atlanta, Ga.; Summit Aviation, located in Middletown, Del.; TruAtlantic Mfg., located in Kernersville, N.C.; and Western Aircraft, located in Boise, Idaho. Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup owns an interest in Helivia Aero Taxi located in Rio de Janeiro. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.
About IDG Europe AB
IDG Europe AB, part of the Network Innovations Group (CA), is a Swedish supplier of mobile satellite communications specifically tailored for fixed and rotor wing aero solutions. For over 20 years, IDG Europe’s special competence in advanced satellite communications solutions has positioned the company as a valued partner for leading global service and technology providers. Combining the global expertise of Network Innovations with IDG Europe’s strong partnerships, entire aircrafts are provided whole solutions from safety communications to high-speed broadband and tracking services. Please visit www.idg.aero for more information.