Stay In Constant Contact With Iridium Voice Connectivity
Our AFIRSTM product line offers telecom flexibility via conventional two wire “Tip and Ring” telephony devices. For the cockpit, integrated audio allows affordable worldwide voice communications to enable remote troubleshooting for the flight crew. Up to two wired or eight cordless handsets can be added in the cabin providing intercom, call transfer, conference calling, camp-on calling and noise cancelling features. This also provides the crew with worldwide access to MedAire or other emergency medical services.
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.
Flight Operation Control
The onboard satellite phone, using the Iridium satellite constellation is a rapid, reliable and private communication channel for the flight deck. When operating remote or oceanic flights that either lack or have poor VHF/HF coverage, it allows the dispatch to pass along updated information to the crew as soon as it becomes available.
This capability is particularly valuable during emergency situations or irregular operations. Updated crew assignments, crew repositioning, and tail swaps can be sent to the aircraft directly and immediately. The satellite phone and text messaging capabilities are highly useful in managing diversions due to weather, mechanical, and other unforeseen situations.
Operating in the Absence of Land-based Infrastructure
Operational control can be difficult if not impossible if your aircraft operates in areas where land based infrastructure is spotty or if it is caught in a region when an emergency/natural disaster occurs. AFIRS offers a direct communication link to your company ensuring safe, secure operations.
Medical and other Emergencies
During medical emergencies the satellite phone can be used to request medical assistance from ground providers such as the MedAire’s MedLink Global Response Center. By using the 4-way calling feature built into the AFIRS system, the flight crew can listen in on the conversation along with flight operations, in order to make a diversion, or continue to the destination.
The system can also be used to request forward assistance for handling disruptive passenger issues. By using the satellite phone you can call dispatch, which in turn can contact local authorities for the correct level of assistance to meet the aircraft’s needs.
Less costly than cell phone calling
In most cases, using a satellite phone is more economical than using a cellular phone away from home base, due to the high cost of roaming and long distance charges.