nolinor advocates for real-time data and automated distress

August 23, 2018

Nolinor Aviation sees real-time flight data as key to proactive safety management and a recommended best practice for operators throughout the aviation industry.

The specialists in remote charter flights to Canada’s North and other under-served international destinations presented their global tracking and real-time event management solution to industry stakeholders this week at the AEEC Global Aircraft Tracking (AEEC GAT) working group session on Autonomous Distress Tracking.

“Working as we do in some of the world’s most remote locations, it is essential for us to know what is happening with our aircraft no matter where they are on the globe. It improves safety, adds efficiency to our maintenance procedures and provides better customer service. We have had an independent tracking system in place since 2008 which provides us with position reports every 2 minutes. We have also installed a system that is designed to inform our crew on the ground immediately if a flight has deviated from standard operating procedures or encountered a maintenance issue,” said Nolinor Director of Operations Yves Bergeron.

Nolinor has worked with SKYTRAC Systems to install a technology that monitors the aircraft for safety and maintenance performance exceedances during flight. If a critical incident is detected, the system immediately sends alerts to ground crew over the Iridium satellite network. This ensures the team can promptly begin review and follow-up. The system also regularly offloads inflight data over satellite even during normal operations. Nolinor can regularly review flight data and proactively investigate any incidents that require additional maintenance review or training.

Nolinor has retrofitted the solution to a Boeing 737-200 analogue aircraft. They saw the benefit to themselves and their clients and overcame the technical challenges to implement a system that is truly industry-leading,” said SKYTRAC President Malachi Nordine.