SAN DIEGO, CA, December 10, 2020 – This week, Blue Sky Network announced that its Scottsdale, Arizona facility received the AS9100 certification for its Aerospace Quality Management System, to include the design and manufacture of asset tracking, communications equipment, and software.
AS9100 is an internationally recognized series of standards for quality management systems within the aviation, defense, and space industries. The AS9100 standards take the requirements of ISO 9001 and supplement them with additional quality system requirements specific to aerospace operations.
“The AS9100 certification puts Blue Sky Network in a very select group of manufacturers,” said Gregoire Demory, Blue Sky Network President. “It also reaffirms our dedication to delivering industry-leading quality and customer service.”
“We are extremely proud to have Blue Sky Network AS9100 certified,” stated Tucker Morrison, Blue Sky Network CEO. “After acquiring Applied Satellite Engineering in 2018, the certification of both our San Diego and Scottsdale locations secures our unwavering commitment to our customers as well as our continued drive to develop the most reliable and quality satellite connectivity solutions in the market.”
About Blue Sky Network
Blue Sky Network provides tracking, communications, and fleet management solutions for commercial and government customers worldwide, including aerial firefighting operations such as Erickson, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Cyprus Department of Forestry, and Helicopter Express.
Blue Sky Network’s avionics hardware and centralized fleet management software, SkyRouter, integrates with Olympic Aero’s Additional Telemetry Unit (ATU) to transmit critical information from helicopter buckets commonly used for aerial firefighting operations. USFS regulations mandate firefighting aircraft collect ATU data and transmit it to state and national regulators through an automated flight following device.
The company’s tracking solutions meet Canadian and United Nations automated flight following requirements, with the HawkEye 7200A factory qualified for the Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk, the firefighting variant of the UH-60L. Blue Sky Network also offers aerial firefighting customers an array of custom features, including fire perimeter overlays, to help establish fire boundaries; and active fire satellite imaging, to track the progress of a fire.
Blue Sky Network is headquartered in San Diego, California, with over 450 customers and dealers in more than 50 countries. Additionally, Blue Sky Network holds ANATEL certification and maintains additional offices in São Paulo, Brazil, and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information about Blue Sky Network products and services, visit www.blueskynetwork.com or call +1 858-551-3894.