FLYHT’s Partner L-3 Aviation Recorders Announces Airbus Certification for AFIRS 228S
Calgary, Alberta…July 15, 2014….FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. partner L-3 Aviation Recorders (L-3 AR) has received Airbus’s formal notification of certification for the L-3 Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) 228S for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft as announced in a press release July 14.
FLYHT first announced the agreement in a press release in May 2012 and has been working with L-3 AR since then to develop and certify AFIRS™ Iridium Satcom capability for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.
“The final stage of certification was the in-service evaluation with a live customer and that was completed a short time ago. We are very pleased to have the formal notification of certification verified by our partner L-3 AR,” remarked Bill Tempany, CEO of FLYHT.
The AFIRS 228S Iridium SATCOM system provides an aircraft crew with voice and data services for Air Traffic Control (ATC), Aeronautical Operational Control (AOC) and Air-to-Air Communication (AAC) using Iridium’s global satellite network. The system also provides Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) over Iridium messaging capability.
About FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
FLYHT provides proprietary technological products and services designed to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the airline industry. The Company has patented and commercialized three products and associated services currently marketed to airlines, manufacturers and maintenance organizations around the world. Its premier technology, AFIRS™ UpTime™, allows airlines to monitor and manage aircraft operations anywhere, anytime, in real time. If an aircraft encounters an emergency, FLYHT’s triggered data streaming mode, FLYHTStream™, automatically streams vital data, normally secured in the black box, to designated sites on the ground in real-time. The Dragon is FLYHT’s latest product, a revolutionary light weight portable satellite communications device that blends existing FLYHT technology with that of the iPad.
AFIRS, UpTime, the Dragon, FLYHTStream and AeroQ are trademarks of FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.