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IRIDIUM® ONBOARD ENABLED RELIEF FLIGHTS AFTER A TSUNAMI IN PALU, INDONESIA
Susi Air pilots regularly fly to some of the most challenging and remote destinations on the planet, including the wild jungles and mountains of Indonesia. The 17,000-plus islands of Indonesia often lack airport infrastructure and navigation aids, and have limited air traffic control centers. These limitations make the delivery of food and medical supplies following natural disasters or crisis situations very challenging. Needless to say, transportation becomes even more complicated when a natural disaster happens. In fact, Susi Air originally began operating in response to a major earthquake and tsunami that destroyed large parts of the North Sumatran island in 2004.
With natural disasters affecting Indonesia on a regular basis, the local government and emergency teams are forced to be constantly prepared with reliable communications tools and equipment for disaster response on a moment’s notice.