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Spidertracks Confirms A Dozen Orders for New Spider 7


19 November 2015

Spidertracks Confirms A Dozen Orders for New Spider 7 at NBAA

Spidertracks' latest real-time tracking device for business aviation has proved a huge hit at it's launch, with at least 12 orders confirmed at NBAA in Las Vegas. The Spider 7, the seventh generation of hardware comes with the option of an external antenna which allows operators of more complex aircraft to realize the benefits of simple real-time tracking.

Spidertracks’ CEO, Dave Blackwell says he's excited by the market's reception to the Spider 7 and the simple solution it provides them for under US$2000.

"NBAA this year has been a great opportunity to bring the Spider 7 to the market. The feedback we've had so far has been really supportive and the 12 orders we've already received on top of a further 300 aircraft opportunities at the show is a good sign of things to come.”

"Before spidertracks, operators of complex aircraft have had to endure heavy, expensive, and cumbersome products. The Spider 7 is a natural evolution for spidertracks and something that has been driven by the market for some time now. We are very excited to be able to bring all the attributes that have done so well for us to date, the plug-and-play product simplicity and the cost effective nature of system as a whole, through to a whole new tier of aviation," he says.

The Spider 7 marks the beginning of a whole new suite of features designed to give the operator not only situational awareness, but insight into how the aircraft is being flown. Altitude Events automatically detects if an aircraft may be in distress based on abnormal rate of climb and descent and alert operators in real time.

Other features include automatic takeoff and landing alerts and Spidertxt. Spidertxt allows operators to send two-way text messages to and from their aircraft anywhere in the world, regardless of cell reception.

"Not only do our customers want to know where their assets are, but more and more they are wanting to know how they are being flown. This has a direct implication on their risk profile and on maintenance costs; clearly both things they want to optimise.”

"More and more we are seeing the industry adopt safety management systems (SMS) as best practice and for an operator to be able to have insights about how the aircraft is being flown in real-time, that has significant value.”

Mr Blackwell adds that the new external antenna input on the Spider 7 has also been well received now that it no longer has to be mounted somewhere visible on the dashboard.

“The ability to mount the Spider 7 somewhere discrete and out of sight has been a request we’ve heard from operators who don't want anyone to have the ability to switch it off in flight.

“The external keypad allows pilots to access the main controls of the Spider for emergency situations while using a much smaller footprint in the cockpit,” he says.

The Spider 7 is now available to purchase online around the world at www.spidertracks.com

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