Sunwest Aviation Latest to Select SKYTRAC FDM Services

Canadian business aviation specialist Sunwest Aviation has selected SKYTRAC’s data analytics services for monitoring in-flight safety, trending fleet performance and transmitting emergency air-to-ground alerts.

The flight data monitoring package combines SKYTRAC’s signature SkyWeb flight tracking and data management portal with the robust ISAT-200A transceiver. The platform offers a unique solution for gaining easy access to accurate data on unstable approaches, geo-fence exceedances and other deviations from safe-operating parameters. The flexible SkyWeb software interface allows clients to customize the data sets, or events, that trigger real-time alerts. A wide selection of detailed dashboards, drill-down reports and data export options provide additional tools to supplement SMS and fleet maintenance programs.

“Sunwest came to the project with a comprehensive set of flight monitoring requirements. In addition to enhancing safety performance, we were also looking to increase economic efficiency, create a competitive advantage, and gain the tools to foster continuous quality improvements. SKYTRAC provides a cost-effective solution that supports both our current safety initiatives and our long-term goals,” said SunWest Director of Safety Dan Maerz.

SKYTRAC will manage all aspects of Sunwest’s data acquisition, real-time monitoring and data analysis requirements including STC implementation, hardware installation, custom FDM dashboard setup, event-set definition and event validation.


Operating from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg, Sunwest Aviation is Western Canada’s largest and most diverse business aircraft operator. In nearly three decades of safe operation, Sunwest has established a reputation as a leader in providing high quality aircraft and service. Sunwest operates a modern versatile fleet of 45 jet and turbo prop aircraft suitable for travelling across Canada or around the world. The company provides its customers with a full range of business aviation services which include charter, aircraft management, cargo, fractional ownership, aircraft sales and acquisitions and consulting services. In addition, Sunwest’s Charter Card Program offers frequent flyers preferred access to the largest business jet and turbo prop fleet in the country.