British Airways Regional Cargo is using a web-based vehicle tracking service to record the minute by minute movement of air cargo. The Masternaut service provides transport managers at BA Regional Cargo with real-time access, via the internet, to detailed, vehicle specific information.
Masternaut uses satellite technology and high speed mobile communications to establish and transmit the exact location of each vehicle. The vehicle movements are logged by Masternaut and can be accessed by any web-enabled PC or device.
In addition customer specific locations can be added to the system, for example security points or airside collection depots, enabling monitoring of vehicle movements at predetermined positions. As part of the contract with British Airways, BARC have an engagement policy; the estimated or guideline time a vehicle should be on site. As Masternaut records vehicle based events, the operator is able to produce detailed client reports including onsite waiting times and airside vehicle movements.