July 18, 2012 — SkyFusion Pak, the advanced aerial imaging system for commercial and military aircraft is approved for installation in Canada. In conjunction with U.S. FAA STC approval, SkyIMD meets all criteria for certification and installation on 30 models of Cessna aircraft in Canada.
This approval will allow operators in Canada to take advantage of the company’s turnkey aerial imaging solution for mission-critical and technically-demanding applications including border patrol, law enforcement, disaster response, and search and rescue. The STC approval applies to C206, C182, C172 and C152 aircraft models.
“Our customers, especially those in law enforcement and government agencies, are often working within tight budgets,” said Henri Wolf, director of product marketing. “Purchasing a SkyFusion Pak system that has local approvals for installation can save aircraft owners and operators weeks of time and a lot of money.”
In addition to approval in Canada, the SkyFusion Pak system has received certification from the FAA, EASA, and agencies in Australia, Brazil and Mexico.
Key features of the SkyFusion Pak aerial imaging system include:
- Lightweight (21 pounds)
- Typical installation completed in one day
- STC FAA-approved
- Real-time image and video streaming via satellite or 3G network
- Automated analytics/reporting providing telemetry and geo-spatial data with 3D map overlays
Small, lightweight and portable, SkyFusion Pak can be deployed quickly and installed easily in the field on multiple aerial platforms. SkyFusion Pak includes a self-contained pod with an application-specific sensor and motorized control that is ready to be mounted on wing struts or belly. The system can be configured with optional components, such as Sony EO imagers and FLIR infrared sensors, to meet the needs of different applications. It also includes a flight control laptop computer that is customized and pre-configured with comprehensive management and control software.