Spider S3 installed on aircraft dashboard

The Department of Interior (DOI) in Alaska has deployed Iridium-based Spidertracks Spider S3 and Spider S4 aircraft tracking devices to Alaskan aircraft operators, providing them with a reliable, cost-effective and portable tracking solution that meets DOI requirements.

As of June 1, 2011, the DOI implemented a contract change that required all aircraft operators in Alaska, carrying DOI employees (and in some cases cargo), to have an operational Iridium satellite aircraft tracking system on board.

Fueled by aircraft power and highly portable, the Spider S3 and Spider S4 aircraft tracking devices provide DOI aircraft operators with: automatic flight following, geofencing, two-way text messaging, emails and confirmation capabilities.Using Iridium-enabled technology, Spider S3 and Spider S4 aircraft tracking units have made it possible for the DOI aircraft operators to remain in regulatory compliance, while transporting personnel and cargo throughout the Alaskan region.

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