|[August 08, 2012]
Aer Lingus Approves SENTRY FlightSafe for Use on Aircraft
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
Aer Lingus, the national airline of Ireland, announced today the
approval for the carriage of the SENTRY 400 FlightSafe® device. Aer
Lingus Cargo is now accepting consignments that contain the SENTRY
device. The device enables customers to GPS track and monitor conditions
of their cargo throughout the entire transport process. This option
enables greater collaboration and proactive response effort between Aer
Lingus Cargo, freight forwarders, and shippers. The result is a highly
effective and near real-time view of the cargo with the option of
tailored alerts while the consignment is in transit.
"GPS tracking and data gathering of consignments in transit is
increasing in importance for many of Aer Lingus Cargo's Customers,
particularly pharmaceutical manufacturers. We are very pleased to have
worked with OnAsset (News - Alert) to gain the approval for the SENTRY device as a very
effective solution," says Peter O'Neill, Director of Cargo. "The device
has gone through extensive tests prior to acceptance by the Irish
Aviation Authority (IAA) which has given Aer Lingus approval for the
SENTRY device under rules for Carriage of Approved Tracking Devices on
its Airbus A330 and A320 aircraft. We see this technology as an ideal
solution to provide important information about cargo as quickly as
posible whilst complying with the strict legislation covering the use
of electronic devices on board aircraft."
"Approval for carriage of the device from Aer Lingus is great news for
OnAsset," says Adam Crossno, President and CEO of OnAsset Intelligence.
"Routes flown by Aer Lingus Cargo are important to our customers and we
are excited to extend the tracking device network to include new flight
The SENTRY 400 FlightSafe is a tracking device that provides GPS
location, light, temperature, humidity, and vibration data transmitted
on the ground using the worldwide GSM / GPRS wireless network. The
device is small in size and can be easily placed with handheld packages,
palletized or containerized freight. SENTRY FlightSafe is manufactured
by Irving, TX, firm, OnAsset Intelligence. The company holds a patent
for automatic radio off mode during flight.
For more information on booking procedures and operational use of the
SENTRY device, contact Aer Lingus Cargo, Paul Rodwell, Business
Development Manager at Paul.Rodwell@AerLingus.com.
About Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus' strategy is to carry cargo on both long haul and short haul
routes using the available hold capacity of the passenger aircraft
fleet. Our A330 aircraft operate to Boston, Chicago, New York and
Orlando airports, carrying up to 20 tonnes of freight. Working with our
air and land partners Aer Lingus Cargo provides links to over 50 onwards
destinations in the USA and Canada.
Our fully containerized A320 aircraft serving the European network carry
up to 4 tonnes of freight.
Aer Lingus Cargo generated revenues of €43.0m in 2011.
OnAsset Intelligence Inc. is the global leader in airborne asset
tracking services. The company manufactures wireless devices that
monitor all modes of transit including land, sea, and air. Products and
services include SENTRY™ wireless hardware and the Vision™ Monitoring
Platform. Its flagship product SENTRY FlightSafe™ is approved by
commercial and cargo operators across the globe. The company is
headquartered in Irving, Texas. For additional information, please visit http://www.onasset.com/.
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