The Reliable and Affordable Tracking Device for Aircraft

Fully tested to DO160G standards, RockAIR offers high-resolution tracking, two-way messaging, and emergency flight monitoring and alerting in Iridium Satellite and cellular networks.

RockAIR - Gain complete visibility over your aircraft

Real-time tracking and messaging in the sky.

The RockAIR, a portable aircraft tracking device, is engineered to ensure seamless connectivity for aviation assets, meeting the rigorous standards set by the US Forest Service for automated flight following and the National Aerial Firefighting Centre's (NAFC) Operational Requirements 14. This device provides high-resolution tracking using advanced GPS technology, crucial for precise flight monitoring in demanding environments.

Its standout feature is the dual Satellite/Cellular Tracking capability, which guarantees continuous tracking by deftly switching to satellite communication in areas beyond the reach of cellular networks. Certified and robust, the RockAIR is not just a tracking device; it's a dependable partner in aviation, fully equipped to meet and exceed the stringent requirements of firefighting and emergency services operations worldwide.


Dual satellite / cellular tracking

RockAIR offers real-time location tracking through GPS technology. The RockAIR tracks in cellular, but automatically switches to satellite tracking when you lose cellular coverage — ensuring your team is always connected. RockAIR’s cellular tracking functionality is significantly cheaper than satellite-only tracking, significantly reducing monthly billing.


Emergency risk management

If an emergency notification is signalled via the RockAIR, TracPlus will receive this distress and notify your team via in-app notifications, text messages and/or a phone call — allowing you to quickly handle an emergency responsively and effectively. To assist your team further, TracPlus can share vital information and data with rescue agencies when required.


Reliable two-way messaging

RockAIR offers reliable two-way messaging via the Iridium Satellite and cellular networks, compatible with any cellphone, email, TracPlus software or other devices. Send short messages, emails or social media updates, wherever you are, even when out of mobile network range.


RockAIR features

How the RockAIR can support your team
  • Dual-mode satellite and cellular communications
  • Low-profile portable glare-shield installation
  • Integrated or external Iridium, cellular and GPS antennas
  • Powered via USB or aircraft power
  • Internal battery for transmission of shutdown reports
  • DO160G tested with documentation available
  • Power and tracking suspend / auto-resume
  • AMS - automated monitoring service
  • 4-way mark / point of interest
  • Distress / distress cancel button
  • NVG compatible LEDs with optional neutral density filter
  • Over-the-air and via app configuration
  • 1 Hz position logging to removable SD Card
  • USB connection for charging and for data transfer
  • Truly global operation, using the Iridium satellite network when outside of cellular coverage
  • Bluetooth for messaging and forms (requires iOS device and TP Connect app)
  • Five digital inputs for user definable events (engine start, stop, take-off, landing, fill, drop, etc)
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RockAIR product details
Dimensions 98 mm x 119 mm x 26 mm (3.9″ x 4.7″ x 1.0″)
Weight 210 g (8 oz)
Connectors USB, 4-way molex micro-fit (power), 6-way molex micro-fit (input), optional SMA for external antennas
Inputs USB serial, bluetooth, five configurable digital inputs, RS232
 Outputs RS232
Buttons Power / suspend, monitor, mark, distress / distress cancel
Indicators LED indicators for each button, external power LED, bluetooth LED
Sensors GPS, accelerometer, thermometer, power loss, impact
Screen type None (pair with iOS device for display)
Antennas Internal GPS, Iridium and cellular


 Casing / housing ABS/PC (bayblend FR3010 BLK), elastosil LR 3003/70 A&B
Input voltage USB (5 V DC), aircraft power (9-30 V DC)
Power consumption 500 mA max, plus very low current sleep mode (<30 mA)
Power sources External DC supply with internal LiPo battery backup
Satellite network Iridium SBD via 9603 short burst data (SBD) transceiver
Cellular network GPRS (cellular IP)
Operating temperature -0°C - +60°C
Operating environment < 75% relative humidity
Environmental rating n/a
Other certifications FCC & CE
 DO160 testing DO160F Section 15, Section 21.4, Section 21.5, DO160G Section 4, Section 7.2.1, Section 7.3.1, Section 7.3.3, Section 8.8.1, Section 17, Section 26



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RockAIR device brochure

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Last updated: October 9, 2020


RockAIR flyer (A4)

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RockAIR owners manual (ver 3.0 North America)

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RockAIR owners manual (ver 3.0 International)

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RockAIR owners manual (ver 2.0 Australia & New Zealand)

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Last updated: August 24, 2018


RockAIR owners manual (ver 2.0 North America)

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Last updated: July 4, 2018


RockAIR owners manual (ver 2.0 Spanish)

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Last updated: May 07, 2019


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