Amerijet approves GPS device for cargo tracking
04 / 12 / 2016
Amerijet has approved Starcom Systems Kylos Air GPS Tracking Device for air cargo use aboard its Aircraft.
The cargo airline said allowing customers to track cargo using a smartphone, desktop or via their own tracking platform service was part of the "the next generation" of services it intends to provide.
One of the difficulties with tracking cargo using GPS devices is that the devices need to be turned off when the flight takes off, in the same way passengers need to turn their phones off.
To have a ground handler turn all tracking devices off prior to take off and back on after landing adds to the cost and complexity of using the devices.
However, technology has been developed that means the devices can automatically turn themselves on and off as they detect when they are about to take off and land.
Pamela Rollins, Amerijet’s senior vice president business development, said: "Starcom Systems latest development with the Kylos Air allows for close monitoring of high value air cargo, temperature sensitive products and equipment.
"The units go into ‘Airplane Mode’ while in the air, but communicate the moment they exit the aircraft, helping minimise the ramp time of sensitive cargo"
Doron Kedem, chief operating officer of Starcom Systems LTD said: "Amerijet’s approval sets the stage for our Americas subsidiary to participate in industries such as Pharmaceutical, High Value and Electronics, which require constant monitoring".
Last month, Swiss also approved a range of tracking devices that can be used on their aircraft.