CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2012) - FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FLY) ("FLYHT") reported today that it has received an activation Supplemental Type Certificate ("STC") for its Automated Flight Information Reporting System ("AFIRS™") 228 on Boeing 747 - 200 series aircraft and a provisions only STC for the AFIRS 228 on the Boeing 767 - 200/300 series aircraft from Transport Canada.
On September 14, 2011, FLYHT announced a contract with a Nigerian airline, to which the Boeing 747 STC applies. Since then, the airline made the decision to install AFIRS 228 in replacement of the contracted AFIRS 220 to take advantage of the additional features of the AFIRS 228. The STC allows for the immediate activation of the AFIRS technology and enables its full functionality on the installed aircraft.
An STC constitutes regulatory approval to modify an aircraft's design while retaining airworthiness certification and is necessary to permit retrofit installation of aeronautical products such as AFIRS. The Company has activation STCs for 32 aircraft types for either/or AFIRS 220 and 228 products. The Company is developing STC's for numerous other aircraft types.
AFIRS 228 is FLYHT's next-generation flagship product. It will provide a fully certified avionics platform capable of meeting all air navigation communications requirements in Europe, the United States and other jurisdictions around the world. It will also provide the input and outputs necessary to enhance the value of real-time data for FLYHT's customers globally. The AFIRS 228 will be the first safety services certified platform on the planet to provide black box data streaming via FLYHTStream™, FLYHT's patent pending solution.
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. In May 2012 the trading symbol was changed from AMA to FLY in conjunction with a name change from AeroMechanical Services Ltd. to FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
AFIRS, UpTime, FLYHT, FLYHTStream and AeroQ are trademarks of FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
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