Helikorea Selects SKYTRAC Automated Flight Following

SKYTRAC Systems, global provider of flight data management services to fixed and rotary wing markets, has been selected to provide automated flight following services to Helikorea.

With one of the largest helicopter fleets in South Korea, Helikorea provides search and rescue, cargo sling, firefighting, passenger transportation, pesticide management and offshore transportation services for civil aviation and government/military contracts.


Helikorea required a solution that could support real-time awareness for their AW169 Emergency Medical missions while integrating with the standard Korean Medical Centre (KMC) flight tracking system.


SKYTRAC’s rich, real-time flight following solution provides Helikorea with unlimited monthly aircraft tracking and voice and text communications. To support their EMS mandate, position reports are forwarded automatically and in real-time to the central KMC system.


Helikorea staff benefit from the full capabilities of SKYTRAC’s dispatch and flight monitoring tools – including multiple mapping layers, custom geo-fencing, and optional NOTAM and weather integration – while easily complying with local EMS flight following requirements.


As part of the standard SKYTRAC customer support package, Helikorea also receives STC and implementation support, and comprehensive on-site training.


“SKYTRAC specializes in global real-time monitoring and communications services. Particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, we are seeing increased demand for reliable and scalable flight monitoring solutions. For Helikorea, we were able to deliver an accurate, reliable and rich flight tracking solution that met the needs of their growing EMS and Search and Rescue missions,” said SKYTRAC Vice President of Sales, Jan van der Heul.


“Helikorea was looking to upgrade to a new tracking system that could help simplify our operations. In addition to providing a reliable tracking system, SKYTRAC delivered exceptional training and implementation services to help us easily transition between systems,” said Helikorea General Manager Don Sun Jang.



SKYTRAC is aviation’s full-service, data-driven solutions provider. Since 1986, SKYTRAC has pioneered the development, evolution and commercialization of flight following, flight data and communications technology. Today, with systems certified on over 900 airframes and an online data management portal that is the go-to tool for over 6,500 global users, SKYTRAC is truly the partner of choice for data-guided business insights. From performance trending and operations reporting to real-time asset tracking and situational awareness – SKYTRAC offers a one-stop response to meeting more of your company’s needs. For more information go to www.skytrac.ca.

About Helikorea

Helikorea Co., Ltd. (Helikorea) was founded in 1996 and is based in Daejeon, South Korea with additional offices in Seoul , Kimpo, Kmhae airport office. Helikorea is South Korea’s leading rotorcraft air transport company with 26 of the latest model heilcopters, a dedicated staff of professional aviators, and state of the art maintenance facilities. The company provides differentiated air transport services from oil a gas sector passenger transportation to cargo transportation, emergency air medical and fire-fighting services to aerial surveying and photography.