Carson Air selects Skytrac SDL-350 for state-of-the-art aeromedical connectivity

Skytrac Press Release | October 24, 2023

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Carson Air will use the Skytrac system onboard its fleet of Beechcraft King Air 360 aircraft. Skytrac Photo

Skytrac (Skytrac Systems Ltd), a satellite communications (satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions provider, announced that Carson Air, a provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services in British Columbia, has selected Skytrac’s Iridium Certus SDL-350 broadband L-band satellite system onboard its fleet of King Air 360 aircraft.

The system will enable powerful capabilities to improve pilot situational awareness while also aiding flight paramedics to provide better care through liaising with medical professionals via inflight internet, video conferencing, and voice communications.

The integration of the SDL-350 will be conducted by special mission integrator and interior modifications firm, HeliMods.

Skytrac’s SDL-350 satellite communications terminal will replace multiple onboard systems, greatly reducing size, weight, and power consumption onboard the modified King Air 360s.

With Skytrac’s Iridium Certus system, Carson Air’s fleet will gain powerful capabilities such as truly global satellite connectivity, medical data transfer, telemedicine video conferencing, EFB connectivity, and engine and flight data acquisition.

With the successful integration of the SDL-350, Carson Air will be well-equipped with future-proof onboard technology, providing safe and efficient service as part of its recently awarded long-term contract with the Province of British Columbia providing fixed-wing BCEHS medevac coverage for all of B.C.

“With Carson Air’s recent contract award, it was clear that we needed future-proof technology that aids us in becoming more efficient, responsive, and ultimately, provide better care to patients while inflight,” said Kevin Hillier, president, Carson Air. “Once we became aware of Skytrac’s SDL-350, it was clear that it was the best path forward for both our flight operations and medical teams.”

With the addition of new aircraft and systems onboard its fleet, Carson Air opted to select HeliMods to complete its medical interior upgrades.

“At HeliMods, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver complex, multifaceted aircraft and interior upgrades for our global customer base,” said Will Shrapnel, founder and managing director, HeliMods.

“We’re always seeking the latest technologies for our partners, and SKYTRAC’s SDL-350 will seamlessly integrate with onboard systems to provide the latest capabilities for Carson Air’s growing fleet and mission requirements. We look forward to the completion of this exciting project.”

Visit Skytrac at Booth 704 from October 23 to October 25 at AMTC in Columbus, Ohio to learn more about Skytrac’s air medical capabilities and communication systems.

This press release was prepared and distributed by Skytrac.

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