KELOWNA, BC, June 22, 2022 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications (Satcom), today announced that Alidaunia S.R.L (Alidaunia), a leading Italian air ambulance, charter, and passenger services provider, has enabled SKYTRAC’s medical data transfer and telemedicine capability onboard their fleet of Leonardo AW139 and AW169 helicopters.
In 2019, Alidaunia began leveraging SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A-07 to enable real-time Health and Usage Monitoring (HUMS) and automated data offloading to optimize their Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and civil protection operations. Following this, Alidaunia became an official distributor and installer of SKYTRAC’s industry-leading Satcom hardware in Leonardo aircraft.
Alidaunia and SKYTRAC enabled medical data transfer and telemedicine capabilities onboard their fleet of helicopters using satellite and cellular connectivity. With this new capability, Alidaunia’s air medical crew can stream patient vitals in real-time from onboard medical devices and live-stream video via Google Glasses so that remote physicians can have accurate insight into dynamically changing patient conditions. Healthcare practitioners can also access 12-lead ECG reports before the patient’s arrival, saving valuable preparation time.
“Remote physicians and receiving hospitals will no longer have to rely on voice communication to gather an understanding of the patient’s in-flight condition,” says Jan van der Heul, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SKYTRAC. “Transmitting medical data and live-streaming video marks a significant technological advancement that allows for fast, informed decision-making that ultimately improves patient care.”
The innovative capabilities are enabled by the multifunctional ISAT-200A-07 complemented by the Dynamic Air Link 200 (DAL-200), which allows the transmission of patient data when cellular connectivity is available. When cellular connectivity is unavailable, SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A-07 encrypts and transmits secure medical data via satellite connectivity. Utilizing the Iridium satellite network, the ISAT-200A-07 ensures medical data transfer and telemedicine from any point on the globe, even during challenging weather events.
“We founded Alidaunia nearly 50 years ago to serve the community of Southern Italy, and we continue to invest in innovative technologies in the search for the best service, quality, and safety,” says Vincenzo Pucillo, Chief Operating Officer at Alidaunia. “SKYTRAC’s EMS solution empowers our remote team with unparalleled insight into the in-flight circumstances to better support onboard crew in providing life-saving patient care. We see this project as a revolutionary step forward for the entire HEMS industry.”
SKYTRAC and Alidaunia will present this capability at the AirMed World Congress 2022 on June 28, between 1:30 and 3:00 pm.
About SKYTRAC Systems Ltd.
SKYTRAC is aviation’s full-service, data-driven solutions provider serving the fixed-wing, rotorcraft, and unmanned aviation markets. 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 7,500 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, visit www.SKYTRAC.ca.
About Alidaunia S.R.L.
Alidaunia was founded in Foggia on March 1, 1976 and started its activity as a fixed wing operator of aerial work. In 1984 the Company obtained a License for Passengers Public Transportation (TPP) from the Italian Ministry of Transportation and began operating executive flights. Since 1985, with Ministry of Transportation approval and with the sponsorship of Puglia regional government, Alidaunia has guaranteed the daily connection between Foggia and the Tremiti Islands. Since 1986, Alidaunia is the only Italian company operating line scheduled flights with helicopters. Moreover, such line service to the Tremiti Islands is integrated by Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), available 24/7. Today, Alidaunia operates in many areas within aviation including Commercial Air Transport (EASA IT.AOC.063), aerial work (SPO), Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (EASA IT.MG.0063), Maintenance Organization (EASA IT.145.0101, PART TR.145.F.0048, AER(EP).P.145 (EMAR 145) Cert.n°43, FAA Cert. N. UUDY834D, UK CAA UK.145.01495), Design Organization Approval DOA (EASA AP.018), airport and heliport management, handling, fire-fighting, fuel bunkering, security. From 1992 to 1995 Alidaunia operated also the Mitsubishi MU 300 “Jet Diamond” for line service on the routes Foggia – Milan Malpensa and Foggia – Parma. Alidaunia’s fixed wings operations recently resumed with the acquisition of a Cessna Citation M2 with dual configuration options, executive and MEDEVAC.