Satellite-Based Aircraft Tracking

Ensuring the health, safety, and security of your company assets and personnel is critical to any
aviation-based organisation’s success. Only with truly global tracking is your company able to
safeguard assets, protect aviators and passengers, and manage logistics.

In remote regions where terrestrial communications are limited, we provide global satellite
coverage allowing you track the location of your airplanes, helicopters, remote workers, or
other assets in real-time.

Plane Tracking and Monitoring made Simple

While an aircraft may be kitted out with phones and other communication devices, flight routes are often out of GSM range so cannot guarantee signal. Reliable transmission of location on a regular basis is essential though, should the worst happen.

In an emergency situation, pilots need a quick and simple system to fire out an SOS – from messaging to accurate position information.

Presenting the RockAIR

Designed specifically for Aircraft Tracking, our dashboard-mounted RockAIR device delivers truly global tracking and two-way communications. Supporting hybrid satellite and cellular connectivity, switching seamlessly between networks. This combination of GSM and Iridium provides a cost effective, and truly global, method of tracking and communicating with your aircraft, wherever they may be.

Featuring complex geofencing capabilities working on many vertices; the device will monitor its location relative to these geofences, and can have different behaviour attributed to each fence. For example, a specific transmission frequency when inside each fence.


RockAIR features Aircraft Tracking

“Collaborating [with Ground Control] on the RockAIR, meant we could use all of our customer and industry insight, to ensure the device was capable of delivering true peace of mind to our customers.”

Todd O’Hara, CMO

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Benefits of Iridium Short Burst Data Service

Ideal for tracking, SBD antennas do not need to be pointed in order to pick up a satellite and they’re designed to send small packets of data frequently.

Truly Global Coverage + Low Latency

Iridium has 66 satellites in orbit around the Earth, allowing coverage anywhere on Earth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No other satellite network has truly global coverage. Messages sent via Iridium take just seconds to reach you, via e-mail or directly to your web-service.

Customised Airtime Service Plans

Satellite airtime is more expensive than cellular - most of the time! But we make it affordable. We have great prices and we’re able to tailor all of our airtime plans to our customers' requirements, so you only pay for the data you use.

Regular Usage Reviews to Manage Costs

Once you're with Ground Control, we'll proactively review your usage to make sure that you remain on the right plan for your requirements. This helps to ensure that you don't end up paying expensive overage costs for going out-of-plan.

Control GPS device data with Cloudloop

The Cloudloop platform puts you in control of your devices and data.

Our devices, including the RockAIR, send data direct to Cloudloop, where you can access all features, visualise the data on a map, send/receive messages, and export data to Excel. With well documented and easy to use APIs, partners and customers also have the option to integrate directly into their eco system. Meaning other services such as maps and weather patterns can be layered over the data supplied, for an enriched view of operations.

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With Cloudloop, users can also manage subscriptions and organise data pooling, ultimately putting cost control in your hands.


  • Remote activation/deactivation of devices
  • Set limits to automatically suspend devices
  • Create custom alerts for usage & expenditure
  • View usage and billing data in real-time

Ground Control’s Aviation Tracking Partners

While Ground Control’s devices come with a simple, effective tracking platform, we work with several partners who have built application-specific software platforms that leverage the tracking and communications data provided by Ground Control. These companies include V2Track, TracPlus, SKYTRAC, and IndigoSat. They’re definitely worth reviewing if you have a particular use case in mind.

If you have a fleet management software solution and would like to integrate Ground Control’s devices into your platform, please get in touch. We have fully featured APIs, and provide partners with cost and time-saving tools such as data pooling via our Cloudloop platform.


Ready to talk?

We have over 20 years' experience delivering satellite-enabled asset tracking solutions to aviators worldwide.

We're proud to design and build our own hardware, and we work with other leading manufacturers and airtime providers to ensure that all of our customers get the best solution for their needs.

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