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Bristow Group Enhances SAR Capabilities in Norway with Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility G6 Certus 100 Terminal for S-92 Helicopters

ANAHEIM, Calif., February 27, 2024 — Flightcell and Guardian Mobility proudly announce that Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has selected the Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility G6 Certus 100 terminal for its S-92 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters operating in Norway.

The Flightcell DZMx is an innovative and all-in-one satellite and cellular communications system. It’s designed to provide seamless connectivity for aircraft enabling voice, Push-to-Talk, messaging, advanced tracking and exceedances reporting, and real-time data transmission capabilities.

In addition to the Flightcell DZMx, Bristow will deploy Guardian Mobility's G6 Certus 100 terminal, leveraging the Iridium Certus broadband network to deliver global satellite IP data connectivity with low-latency and uplink/downlink (transmission) speeds of up to 88kbps.

The Flightcell DZMx, paired with the Guardian Mobility G6 Certus terminal, integrates cellular and satellite communication technologies for onboard devices such as EFBs, PEDs, medical devices, mission PCs, and video encoding solutions connected with ethernet and/or Wi-Fi. The Flightcell DZMx seamlessly manages the data traffic by prioritizing the terrestrial mobile networks for higher speed and lower cost and automatically switches to the G6 for Iridium Certus 100 satellite services when outside 4G/LTE mobile network coverage.

“The uplink speeds of the G6 make it ideal for data transmission from aircraft for email applications, flight following and data monitoring, medical device data, images, and compressed video,” said Guardian Mobility Chief Operating Officer Stephane Momy. “We can also support the use of popular voice, text, and video messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Signal.”

Bristow’s decision to select the Flightcell DZMX and G6 Certus terminal underscores the Company's commitment to delivering superior search and rescue services to its clients.

“Safety is the top priority for Bristow, and by integrating this advanced communication and tracking system, Bristow is reinforcing safety and the commitment to delivering efficient and reliable SAR operations in the challenging environments of the Norwegian North Sea,” said Bristow Norway Area Manager Heidi Wulff Heimark.

The Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility G6 Certus terminal offer a range of features tailored to meet the demanding requirements of SAR missions. These capabilities empower Bristow's pilots and operational teams with the information and communication tools needed to respond effectively to emergencies and execute complex missions with precision and confidence.

"We are thrilled to partner with Bristow and support their SAR operations in Norway with our advanced communication solutions," said Hamish Neill, Flightcell Director of Operations. "The Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility G6 Certus terminal are designed to meet the unique challenges faced by helicopter operators, providing robust connectivity and real-time data exchange to enhance operational efficiency and safety at an overall cost that is a game changer for helicopters.”

About Flightcell

Setting quality standards since 2000, Flightcell is a leader in the global aviation communications systems and hardware industry, leveraging strong strategic relationships with aircraft manufacturers, industry partners and government.

Flightcell’s trusted all-on-one intelligent products are highly configurable for operational requirements, with focus on providing solutions to rotorcraft, VLJ and turbo prop fixed wing aircraft that specialize in air medical, aerial firefighting, search and rescue, law enforcement, oil and gas and military operations.

About Guardian Mobility

More than just tracking, Guardian Mobility, empowers aircraft fleet managers and owner-operators with fundamental operational data to make timely decisions. The company introduced its first portable GPS tracking device in 2002, delivering location and status information. Since then, the brand has developed solutions to facilitate global aircraft tracking, two-way text messaging and voice communications between the aircraft and the ground. The products are approved for government-mandated Automatic Flight Following (AFF) and are used by fleet operators worldwide for Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) to support Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) and Maintenance Operations Quality Assurance (MOQA) as part of a Safety Management System (SMS).

All Guardian Mobility devices, as well as third-party tracking products, are visible via the company’s web-based situational awareness command and control management tool called Axis.


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