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Aer Lingus Approves SENTRY FlightSafe for Use on Aircraft

August 8, 2012

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 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,” O'Neill continues. “We see this technology as an ideal solution to provide important information about cargo as quickly as possible 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 services.”

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.

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