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Slave Lake Helicopters Chooses SkyTrac

Feb. 14, 2008 -  SkyTrac announces that its SatCom and flight following solution has been selected by Slave Lake Helicopters for its mixed fleet of Eurocopter and Bell aircraft.

February 14, 2008
By Corrie

Feb. 14, 2008 –  SkyTrac
is pleased to announce that its SatCom and flight following solution
has been selected by Slave Lake Helicopters for its mixed fleet of
Eurocopter (AS350 and EC120) and Bell (206) aircraft. Based in Northern
Alberta, Slave Lake Helicopters is active in tree planting,
fire-fighting and oil exploration. In 2006, for example, Slave Lake
Helicopters planted 10 million trees.

The SkyTrac hardware is being fitted to the AS350
and 206 by ACROHELIPRO of Langley, British Columbia and to the EC120 by
Western Avionics of Calgary, Alberta. Slave Lake Helicopters’ AS350 is
of particular interest as it is the B2 model with a retrofitted Sagem
glass cockpit.

This aircraft, complete with SkyTrac’s hardware, will be
on display at the FDC/aerofilter booth at the Helicopter Association
International (HAI) “Heli-Expo” event in Houston, Texas from February
24 to 26, 2008.
“We fly in harsh and remote locations and we need a
reliable SatCom system from a reliable vendor,” said George Kelham,
President of Slave Lake Helicopters. “After assessing the various
products out there, and talking to other operators that are using them,
we concluded that SkyTrac was the right company with the right product.”

“SkyTrac is delighted to be working with a
progressive organization such as Slave Lake Helicopters,” said Kathleen
Wallace, President and CEO of SkyTrac. “We are also pleased to add the
glass-cockpit version of the AS350B2 to the long and rapidly growing
list of aircraft on which SkyTrac’s systems have been installed.”


About SkyTrac

SkyTrac is the world’s trusted supplier of satcom
solutions for data, text and voice communications. With customers on
every continent and from all areas of operation, from Oil & Gas to
Air Medical to Law Enforcement to Search & Rescue, SkyTrac provides
market leading solutions to market leading companies. SkyTrac has
acquired a long list of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and the
company’s hardware has been installed on a large number of rotary and
fixed wing aircraft types from AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Bell,
Sikorsky, MBB, Beechcraft, de Havilland, LearJet and Raytheon. For more
information about SkyTrac, please visit http://www.skytrac.ca/.

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