Comarco Group literally ended 2014 on a high note. They obtained their new aircraft ZS-SMC from South Africa on 19 December 2014 with ground breaking WiFi and telecommunications system being installed as a first in Southern Africa.
Comarco Group literally ended 2014 on a high note. They obtained their new aircraft ZS-SMC from South Africa on 19 December 2014 with ground breaking technology being installed as a first in Southern Africa. ZS-SMC is a Beechcraft King Air B200. It was decided to install an on board WiFi and telecommunications system within the aircraft.
This is what the aeronautical installation company had to say about this challenging first in South Africa:
"Aeronautical Instruments is proud to announce another South African first in Business aviation. In December 2014, we successfully completed the first Cobham Aviator 200 on board WiFi and telecommunications system, installation into a Beechcraft B200, ZS-SMC.
Along with this system we removed the existing radar screen and replaced it with an Avidyne EX600 MFD and removed the King KLN90 GPS and installed a Garmin GTN 625. With the appropriate converters installed and coupled to the autopilot, the aircraft now has full GPSS and RNAV capability, along with a situational awareness that is unsurpassed. Comarco also opted to install an Avidyne TAS traffic system for flying in mostly East Africa. This installation was not without difficulties. The aircrafts down time was in excess of three months due to the nature of this installation but overall the installation went very smoothly. The tricky part was the integration of the local cellular providers and Cobham on integration issues.
The Cobham Aviator 200 is now FAA STC'd for the B200, B300 and B350 range."
This will enable Senior Comarco staff, their business partners and their customers to travel to remote locations at speed and in comfort, whilst staying up to date with e-mails and important business calls.
In addition, Comarco has fitted a custom made cargo pod to the King Air, which enables the aircraft to move larger quantities of spares, consumables and equipment rapidly to the operations field in order to suit both the company's requirements and those of their customers.
Comarco has been contracted by JGH Marine of Denmark to assemble and install three mooring buoys in Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa. The buoys were fabricated by JGH Marine to upgrade vessel mooring capacity for the Kenya Port Authority.
Comarco received and consolidated all BGP cargo in the Supply Base, processed all export documentation, loaded, lashed and secured all equipment onto the flattop transport barge Comarco 233 and departed Mombasa, ahead of schedule, under the tow of tug Comarco Swift.
Comarco has been contracted by renowned salvage company Resolve Marine to provide resources, including tug Comarco Buzzard, heavy duty ballast barge Comarco 2801, 100t mobile crane, submersible pumps, generators, lighting sets and other salvage equipment.
A train carrying mixed cargo de-railed whilst heading out of the Port of Mombasa to the Nairobi terminus, on the only bridge heading off the Mombasa Island onto the Mainland Kenya. Comarco did a tandem lift on all the carriages using the cranes simultaneously to spread the weight over the very narrow bridge section.
The project has been sanctioned by the Office of the Prime Minister in order to provide safe and reliable docking facilities for the island's fishing and passenger boats.
Comarco completed the crane construction contract for Liebherr Container Cranes at the Comarco Supply Base.
Comarco were awarded the contract by Tanzania Ports Authority for the rehabilitation, fendering and installation of cathodic protection to Quay No 2 at Tanga under a ‘Design and Build’ agreement.
Comarco has recently completed a contract for The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations for the deployment of 25 Fish Aggregating Devices along the coastline of Somalia.
Comarco has signed a contract to deliver rock and and aggregate between the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar and Reunion as part of the offshore road construction project in Reunion, La Nouvelle Route Du Littoral.