Kenn Borek Air Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring

SKYTRAC has been selected to supply flight monitoring, data analysis and real-time aircraft tracking services to air charter operator Kenn Borek Air Ltd. (KBAL). The multi-phase Flight Data Management program begins this Spring on KBAL’s Basler DC-3T and Beech 200 aircraft.

As specialists in polar expeditions, medevac services, survey, paradrop, aircraft charter, aircraft management, sales  leasing, float operations and aircraft repair & overhaul, KBAL aims to support safe and efficient air travel even in the world’s most remote locations. The SKYTRAC Flight Data Management program will support KBAL’s safety, operations and maintenance objectives by supplying a consistent flow of measurable data for improved performance analysis and forecasting.

As a full-service FDM solutions provider, SKYTRAC will manage all aspects of KBAL’s data acquisition, real-time monitoring and data analysis requirements from engineering through, STC implementation, installation, FDM system design, event-set definition and event validation.


Kenn Borek Air Ltd. started with a vision by one man – Kenn Borek. Born and raised on a farm in Stettler, AB, Borek has been described as a true pioneer. Starting with one tractor in 1955, Borek worked hard clearing land for farmers in the Peace Country and worked with the oil industry pulling water trucks, supplies, cutting seismic lines and site preparation for drill rigs. As the Arctic was being explored and developed, Borek followed and in 1970 started his airline, Kenn Borek Air Ltd. (KBAL). Now KBAL, a Calgary-based airline, has one of the largest Twin Otter fleets in the world and provides a comprehensive service with its turbo prop fleet. The company is best known for remote polar services utilizing ski equipped Twin Otter. KBAL provides a wide range of additional services including medevac, survey, paradrop, aircraft charter, aircraft management, aircraft and engine sales and leasing, float operations, third party maintenance and overhaul.