Guardian Mobility Announces STC for Beech 1900 Aircraft

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Guardian Mobility has received Transport Canada Certification on its GPS tracking device for Beech 1900C and 1900D model aircraft. The Guardian 3i device operates on the Iridium network. Guardian customer Northern Thunderbird Air describes the introduction of this device into their fleet as part of its safety protocol.

Guardian Mobility announced today that its Guardian 3i tracking device has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval by Transport Canada for installation in Beech 1900C and 1900D aircraft.

Northern Thunderbird Air is a Canadian company specializing in air charter services in the Pacific Northwest. They fly scheduled and non-scheduled flights to remote areas and operate several bases.

In recent years the company has recognized their need to track their aircraft as part of an effort to continually improve flight safety. "We looked at several options, but most were overly complicated for our needs, and expensive to implement," said Bill Hesse of Northern Thunderbird. "We chose Guardian as a cost effective way to optimize our dispatch operations and implement our safety protocol."

Northern Thunderbird, like many other mid-sized charter operations, is adopting flight tracking as part of their Safety Management System (SMS) and plan to outfit their fleet of Beech 1900 aircraft with Guardian tracking devices. In addition, Northern Thunderbird enjoys the ability to display to customers a real-time feed of their aircraft locations using Guardian's advanced mapping system, customized to show Northern Thunderbird's landing strips and other company landmarks.

About Guardian products:
Guardian Mobility offers three main aircraft tracking devices. The Guardian 3i runs on the Iridium network and allows for internal mounting and remote configuration of tracking options, and the ability to poll the device for current location and status. The Guardian 3x leverages the Globalstar satellite network, and incorporates integrated radio and antenna components in a single compact unit designed for quick installation on the exterior surface of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Guardian SL (Globalstar) offers aircraft tracking in a fully portable device. Guardian devices are easy to install and offer flexible airtime packages. Added services include advanced web-based mapping geared to aircraft operators, and customizable warnings and alerts.

About Guardian Mobility:
Guardian Mobility ( offers a full range of GPS tracking solutions for aircraft. Lightweight, portable and easy to set up and install, Guardian's products are changing the way fleet operators manage their aircraft, allowing them to know the status and location of their aircraft at any given moment. Guardian's products are approved and widely used for Automatic Flight Following (AFF) by forestry contractors worldwide. For customer inquiries, please contact (613) 225-8885 or email sales (at)


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