FAA certifies Blue Sky's Hawkeye ADT distress tracking solution for commercial airlines

Blue Sky Network has announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the HawkEye ADT, an autonomous distress tracking device and solution, to satisfy ICAO Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) requirements developed in response to high profile aircraft accidents, the company said.

FAA certification includes an approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) for Boeing 737 type series.

The compact HawkEye ADT unit incorporates an embedded advanced Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for determining real-time aircraft flight status. It also hosts dual Iridium modems and voice connectivity for reliable 100 percent global coverage.

Blue Sky Network, an Iridium Satellite Communications partner, is a provider of mission-critical fleet management, tracking, business continuity, and operational analytics solutions serving private, commercial, and government customers worldwide.

Blue Sky Network deploys innovative satellite-based communication solutions that help aviation, marine, and land/mobile customers track and manage their high-value assets in real-time anywhere in the world, resulting in improved safety, security, operational efficiency, and profitability.