Improve Overall Fleet Management with Real-time Monitoring
AFIRSTM flight following capabilities enables accurate, real-time fleet monitoring. Understanding the location, status, and condition of your aircraft; anywhere at anytime can improve the safety and predictability of your fleet, improving overall asset management. In the event that an aircraft goes missing or initiates an emergency descent an abnormal event will be triggered in real-time, permitting your operations staff to immediately address the situation.
Built In STC Approval
With our in-house engineering, FLYHT can seamlessly align unique configurations and engineering changes to meet STC requirements, avoiding costly delays or grounding of an aircraft.
AFIRS enables operator’s compliance with regulatory and contractual obligations for independent flight following and position reporting. Using the Iridium satellite system, AFIRS is ideally suited for flight following and operational control in regions with underdeveloped communications infrastructure.
Real-time position data can be displayed on any aircraft situational display such as Sabre® Flight Explorer or on FLYHT’s UpTime web-based dashboard using Google™ Earth. Reporting intervals are fully configurable based on the phase of flight and can appear as real-time plots, showing the exact position of the aircraft. Weather can be overlaid onto the positioning map allowing dispatch to foresee how weather may affect a flight and provide ground support. Because AFIRS connects to a variety of onboard systems situational data can also be attached to the dashboard such as fuel on board, departure/arrival airports, arrival time, etc. – enabling a much richer real-time view of the aircraft.
FLYHT’s web-based UpTime™ system also stores positional data for future retrieval of historical flight records for further analysis or to prove the whereabouts of an aircraft for a specific place and time.
For Leasing Companies
AFIRS can assist leasing companies to automate usage reporting, monitor leasing terms, and track flights into forbidden regions. Most leasing companies have very little visibility into their assets’ whereabouts and airworthiness status. Flight following can be used to obtain lower lease rates for operators because they know the exact whereabouts of the asset(s) at all times. AFIRS flight following can be used to:
• Reduce aircraft financing costs
• Provide notification of long-term AOG aircraft, which can be a precursor to aircraft/engine cannibalization
• Set up an alerting system to notify the lessors when aircraft are operating in prohibited jurisdictions
• Track and help plan aircraft arrests in friendly jurisdictions
• Set triggers to send notification of incidents and accidents, providing real-time situational awareness
• Implement low/no utilization reporting
• Plan title transfers to take place in international airspace, thereby reducing the taxes owed as part of the transaction
• Fully automate the manual process of utilization reporting, saving both time and money along with having daily statistics