SKYTRAC, a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications, today announced it has acquired the assets of Troo Corporation’s (“Troo”) aviation division. The acquisition includes the TrooTrax platform, which provides real-time map-based predictive flight following, mission monitoring, and location intelligence to Operational Control Centers (OCCs) and flight departments around the world.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, TrooTrax leverages nearly 20 years of web-based mapping, GIS and data management experience, and is designed specifically for the aviation industry with input from leading operators.
Today, TrooTrax supports more than 300 customers and over 5,000 flights per day through a suite of web-based, Android, and iOS applications designed to provide precision mission-critical support for airborne operations during high-risk aviation scenarios. The TrooTrax platform contributes to improved safety during flight, supporting fleets of up to 500 aircraft through a modern, predictive platform that generates advanced insights for swift and accurate OCC decision-making.
The Part 135 compliant platform offers a true pre-flight to post-mission monitoring solution with real-time predictive visual weather, automated real-time risk detection and mitigation, Master Caution Panel alerts, flight plan deviation and overdue notifications, flight data monitoring (FDM) integrations, a configurable TrooTrax Mission mobile application that provides intensive fleet-wide insights to operators, and more.
“The TrooTrax Mission platform is an advanced, powerful solution ultimately designed for enhancing the safety of airborne operations,” says David Balcean, Aviation Technical Specialist, TrooTrax. “At TrooTrax, we take pride in knowing our platform helps to reduce fatalities for air medical, aerial firefighting, airline, business aviation, search and rescue, as well as paramilitary and government fleets worldwide.”
With TrooTrax, operators can leverage a state-of-the-art location intelligence platform which features a leading UX/UI, predictive insights, multi-base fleet management, and an array of premium features. A hardware agnostic platform, TrooTrax mission can be utilized with any satellite communications or position tracking device, ensuring fleet-wide integration is achievable.
“TrooTrax Mission brings strong technology and a talented team to solidify our position as a powerful, market-leading flight following and mission support solution,” mentions Malachi Nordine, President of SKYTRAC. “With our mutual focus on situational awareness, safety, and efficiency, we’ve long recognized the exceptional capabilities of the Troo team and software and are excited to have them as part of SKYTRAC.”
TrooTrax will add to SKYTRAC’s portfolio of leading location tracking and fleet management solutions, which includes its powerful flagship SkyWeb platform leveraged by 7,500 users across 100+ countries, Latitude WebSentinel, and its SAFR flight data monitoring platform.
TrooTrax joins the ACR Group of companies and will continue to operate as usual under new ownership while retaining its existing brand and personnel. As per company policy, financial terms of the acquisition will not be released.
SKYTRAC is aviation’s full-service, data-driven solutions provider serving the fixed-wing, rotorcraft, and unmanned aviation markets. Since 1986, SKYTRAC has pioneered the development, evolution and commercialization of flight following, flight data and communications technology. Today, with systems certified on over 900 airframes and an online data management portal that is the go-to tool for over 7,500 global users, SKYTRAC is truly the partner of choice for data-guided business insights. From performance trending and operations reporting to real-time asset tracking and situational awareness – SKYTRAC offers a one-stop response to meeting more of your company’s needs. For more information, visit www.SKYTRAC.ca.
About ACR Group
ACR Group is a technology company committed to innovation in satellite communications and services and assured position, navigation and timing for aerospace, government, and outdoor & marine markets. ACR Group invests in innovation that creates solutions to dynamic changes in our markets. The ACR Group consists of ACR Electronics, ARTEX, Bivy, Flight Data Systems, FreeFlight Systems, Latitude Technologies, NAL Research, Ocean Signal, SKYTRAC, TrooTrax, TRX Systems, and United Molders Limited. For more information, please visit www.acrgroupcorp.com.
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