Certified on 95% of
transport category aircraft


Welcome to FLYHT, your leading provider of Iridium satellite communications, global flight tracking including live FDR streaming capabilities, and aircraft health monitoring solutions.

FLYHT’s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRSTM) is specifically designed to enhance operational control, improve dispatch reliability and safety and reduce costs. FLYHT provides these solutions to more than 70 customers (including airlines, leasing companies, and original equipment manufacturers) worldwide.

FLYHT’s unique ability to capture, process, and transmit data, coupled with real-time alerts provides airlines with direct insight into the operational status and health of their aircraft and enables them to take corrective action in order to maintain the highest standard of operational control.


Operating since 1998 and headquartered in Calgary, Canada, FLYHT has a global footprint with sales and installation support in China, South East Asia, the United States and Europe.

Publicly traded since March 2003 on the Toronto Venture Exchange as FLY, a company name change was approved from AeroMechanical Services Ltd. to FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. in 2012. In June 2014, FLYHT began trading on the OTCQX marketplace under symbol FLYLF.


Our mission is to improve aviation safety, efficiency and profitability.


  • Customers – We recognize that customer satisfaction and profitability are key to success.
  • Trust – We create trust by treating each other with respect and consideration. We operate with transparency, honesty and integrity.
  • Culture – We provide clear objectives, a positive work environment, fair compensation and work-life balance. We have fun, promote teamwork and support each other. We value and empower each employee.
  • Innovation – We challenge our employees to develop creative and innovative solutions. We embrace change, manage risk and continuously improve.


FLYHT was presented the Excellence in Avionics Safety Systems Innovation Award from Avionics Magazine, presented at the Global Connected Aircraft Summit in 2015.

FLYHT was recognized with an Alberta Export Award in the Advancing Technologies Category, November 2011.

FLYHT was a recognized TSX Venture 50TM company in 2008, 2010 and again in 2014 in combination with being ranked #1 in the Diversified Industries category in 2010 for noteworthy results in key market performance, share price appreciation, trading activity, analyst coverage and market capitalization growth metrics.


Bill Tempany – Interim Chief Executive Officer

Bill Tempany was named Interim CEO of FLYHT on June 8th, 2020.  He previously was named Chairman of the Board on October 19, 2015. Bill has more than 35 years of senior management experience in hi-tech companies and more than 15 years experience in the public markets. He was CEO of FLYHT from March 2003 to October 2015 and was President from January 2012 to January 2014. He was founder, President, and CEO of Fintech Services Ltd. (now Sylogist Ltd.), President and founder of QByte Services Ltd., and a consultant in the international oil and gas industry to companies such as Ziff Energy Group and Petrobras.

Alana Forbes, Chief Financial Officer

Alana Forbes, CPA, CGA, was appointed into the role of CFO at FLYHT in March 2018. Alana achieved her CGA designation in 2002 and during her years with the Company, she has led many special projects. These include conversion to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in 2010, implementation of the Company’s new ERP system in 2016, and IFRS15 adoption in 2018. Prior to FLYHT, Alana was the Assistant Controller at Mentor Engineering, Inc. and before that she spent six years at Marsh Canada Ltd. in several positions, including Assistant VP Finance. Since 2010 Alana has been a volunteer board member of the Calgary Synchronized Skating Club and currently serves as club president. Alana has a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and over 20 years of accounting experience.

Derek Graham, Chief Technical Officer

Derek Graham has more than 10 years of combined aeronautical satellite product development and management experience, Derek brings extensive depth and leadership to the FLYHT Team. Derek has previously worked at a major avionics manufacturer for 10 years in product line Management and development responsible for a line of successful aviation Iridium and Inmarsat communications products.

Michael Fang, Vice President China Sales

Michael Fang is an Avionics Engineer with more than 15 years of work experience in the Chinese aerospace industry. He has worked with both the Chinese Airlines and Chinese government regulators. He holds an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Matieu Plamondon, Chief Operating Officer

Matieu Plamondon was appointed Vice President in May 2016. He has over 15 years experience managing airline operational teams. He has also acquired experience in the IT and software industry while leading the operations team of a software provider supporting over 200 airlines worldwide. In his previous position as the Director Operational Control Centre at First Air he was responsible for the implementation of satellite communication and tracking within the centre.

Derek Taylor, VP Sales and Marketing

Derek Taylor  was appointed to the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing in March 2020. Derek continues his 17-year tenure with FLYHT and has advanced through various departments and held positions across engineering, product development, and technical and international sales. Derek has a deep background in sales and as FLYHT’s Director of Sales, he oversaw all Company related sales initiatives outside of China. During his career, he brokered the initial discussions with Bombardier, which led to the AFIRS installations on the CRJ-700/900 and more recently the Airbus A220, and he spearheaded the initiatives which led to FLYHT’s recent $6.2 million contract with WestJet and $1.8 million contract with Azur. Derek is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys playing golf, hockey and spending time with his family in Calgary.

Michael Fang | Vice President China Sales

Direct: 1.403.291.7448 Email:

Frank Liu


Derek Taylor | VP of Sales and Marketing

Direct: 1.403.291.7429 Email:

Jacob Venter | Account Manager

Direct: +44 (0) 7515339505 Email:

Bill Tempany – Chairman

Bill Tempany was named Chairman on October 19, 2015. Bill has more than 35 years of senior management experience in hi-tech companies and more than 15 years experience in the public markets. He was CEO of FLYHT from March 2003 to October 2015 and was President from January 2012 to January 2014. He was founder, President, and CEO of Fintech Services Ltd. (now Sylogist Ltd.), President and founder of QByte Services Ltd., and a consultant in the international oil and gas industry to companies such as Ziff Energy Group and Petrobras.

Doug Marlin – Vice Chairman, Audit Committee, Governance & Compensation Committee

Doug Marlin has been President of Marlin Ventures Inc., a Canadian-based consulting firm, since January 1997. Doug was previously President of JDA Software Ltd. from 1981 to 1996. He has served on the FLYHT board of directors since March 2003.

Mike Brown – Governance & Compensation Committee

Mike Brown is a lawyer with the firm of Geselbracht Brown and practices in the areas of Business Law, Real Estate Law, Wills & Estates and Civil Litigation. Mike is currently Chair of the Board of Governors of Vancouver Island University (V.I.U.) and was a strong leader in the logistical and legal challenges of the transition of V.I.U. from a university college to full university status. During that process he was instrumental in the creation and implementation of a governance process for the new V.I.U. and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal after being recommended by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) for his service to higher education in Canada. Within his community he has also been actively involved with the United Way, the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society, Crime Stoppers, the Nanaimo Rotary Club and the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce. Mike is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. He has served on the FLYHT board of directors since March 2003.

Barry Eccleston – Governance & Compensation Committee

Mr. Eccleston recently retired as CEO and President of Airbus Americas, Inc. He joined Airbus from Honeywell where he served as Vice President for the $1.4B Propulsion Systems Enterprise.  Prior to that, he held increasingly senior positions with Rolls-Royce for 29 years, culminating as President and CEO of Rolls-Royce Canada and President and CEO of International Aero Engines, of which Rolls-Royce was a major shareholder.  He is past Chairman of the British American Association in Washington, DC, past Chair of the Board of Governors of CCAM in Virginia. He is past President of The Wings Club in New York, a past member of the boards of the Flight Safety Foundation, the NAA, the Aero Club of Washington, DC and the NBAA’s Associate Member Advisor Council. Barry was recently awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in the UK. He joined the FLYHT board of directors in August 2014.

Nina Jonsson – Director

Nina Jonsson is a senior airline/aviation executive with more than 25 years at three major international airlines (Air France-KLM, United, US Airways) and the world's leading provider of industrial aviation services (Bristow Group).  She is currently the President of Viking Fleet Advisors LLC and a Senior Advisor at Plane View Partners LLC, specializing in C-suite level advisory services to the world's airlines, lessors, OEMs and financing entities.  Nina is a technically savvy corporate strategist with industry-leading expertise in multi-billion-dollar aircraft acquisitions, long term strategy development, synergy identification, and optimization implementation.  She is a multi-lingual dual citizen of the US and Iceland and is based in Chicago.

Jack Olcott – Governanace & Compensation Committee

Jack Olcott was educated as an aeronautical engineer (BSE & MSE, Princeton University; MBA, Rutgers University) and has a certificate in leadership training from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. Jack began his career in business aviation and was involved with creating a flight research laboratory at the Indian Institute of Technology/Kanpur. He also obtained and managed flight mechanics contracts issued by NASA and private industry. In the early 1970’s Jack began a career in aviation journalism where he was Editor and Publisher of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine and a Vice President of McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week Group. Jack joined the National Business Aviation Association as President in 1992 and held that position until 2003. He is currently President of General Aviation Company. He joined the board of directors of FLYHT in May 2008.

Mark Rosenker – Governance & Compensation Committee

Mark Rosenker has many years of experience in the aviation industry including a past tenure as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”). He is currently a consultant to CBS News and appears on their network to discuss transportation safety issues. Mark was the 11th Chairman of the NTSB from 2006 to 2009. He served President George W. Bush as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office from 2001 until the President nominated and appointed him to the NTSB. A retired Major General in the US Air Force Reserve, Mark entered active duty in June 1969 as Second Lieutenant from the University of Maryland ROTC program and completed more than 36 years of active and reserve service before retiring in December of 2006. During his career, General Rosenker received numerous awards and decorations including two Air Force Distinguished Medals and the Legion of Merit. Mark is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College. Mark is a member of several corporate boards, as well a member of the Aerospace Industries Association’s Board of Governors. He is currently President of the Transportation Safety Group LLC, a specialized consulting company. He joined the FLYHT board of directors in June 2015.

Paul Takalo – Audit Committee

Paul Takalo is a Chartered Accountant who was employed with Grant Thornton from 1985 to 2005 and spent the last five years of his time there as Audit Partner. From November 2005 to January 2015 Paul held the position of Vice President, Finance and CFO with Standen’s Limited and a successor Limited Partnership. Paul has been on the FLYHT board of directors since May 2008.

Captain Mary McMillan – President, Cashel Aviation, LLC

Captain Mary McMillan, is the President of Cashel Aviation, LLC, a company dedicated to the development and implementation of aviation safety and environmental strategies.   She retired as the Vice President of Aviation Safety and Operational Services for Inmarsat, Plc.  in July, 2018.   Prior to joining Inmarsat, she led the aviation safety and environmental divisions for Washington D.C. based TetraTechAMT and CSSI Inc., respectively.  She served as the independent safety advisor to the Airservices Australia Board of Directors in Canberra, Australia.  Before joining industry, Captain McMillan held several operational and managerial roles with United Airlines including pilot, standards captain, Director of Flight Safety (A) and Flight Operations Duty Manager.  Captain McMillan began flying in 1982 and has over 12,000 hours flight time.  She holds an Airline Transport Pilot’s license and is typed in multiple aircraft including DC-10, B747, B737, B757/B767 and Airbus 319/320.

Total Customer Flights

June 30, 2020

Flight hours with AFIRS onboard

June 30, 2020


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