At SkyNet Aviation, a division of our parent company SkyNet Satellite Communications, we’ve always understood the paramount importance of accurate reporting and tracking data. This commitment to excellence is not only a reflection of our aviation expertise but our profound knowledge in satellite communications. It’s about transforming raw data into actionable insights, a progression that can be illustrated through an example.

A Real-Time Scenario:

Imagine an aircraft holding to the east of its destination, waiting for the weather to improve. The situation is common, yet situational awareness and decision support can vary dramatically depending on the information at hand.

Photo 1 – Satellite Data Only

If your OCC relies solely on satellite data, you will get a partial view of the aircraft’s position and path. It’s a start, but it’s not the complete picture.

SkyNet Aviation Flight Following and Surveillance Layers 1

Photo 2 – Satellite + Cellular Data

Integrating cellular data adds another layer of understanding, filling gaps and providing a more nuanced view.

SkyNet Aviation Flight Following and Surveillance Layers 2

Photo 3 – Satellite + Cellular + ADS-B Data

Add ADS-B data, and the picture becomes even clearer, offering a detailed and dynamic view of the aircraft’s path.

SkyNet Aviation Flight Following and Surveillance Layers 3

Photo 4 – The Blended Path

By combining all three sources – satellite, cellular, and ADS-B – we provide the most comprehensive view of the aircraft’s movement. A complete insight into the flight’s trajectory and environmental circumstances.

SkyNet Aviation Flight Following and Surveillance Layers 4

The ACARS Advantage

And we don’t stop there! If your aircraft provides ACARS position reports, we integrate those too.

This additional layer of data ensures an even more refined and precise analysis, a testament to our commitment to delivering the best in aviation surveillance.

Post-Flight Analysis

The advantages of our REACH Aero platform extend beyond real-time tracking. Each of these data points is stored for post-flight analysis, empowering you to make informed decisions about your operation. By studying trends and anomalies, you can continually refine your strategies, improve efficiency, and enhance safety.


In the world of aviation, information is power. At SkyNet Aviation, we understand that every piece of data matters. It’s not just about collecting information but intelligently merging and analyzing it to provide insights that drive decision-making.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve a new level of understanding and control over your aviation operations.

Note: This post is for informational purposes only and contains illustrations of the integration capabilities of SkyNet Aviation. Please contact us directly to understand how we can tailor solutions to fit your specific needs.

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