Calgary, Alberta – July 19, 2012 – FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX-V: FLY) (the “Company” or ”FLYHT”) is pleased to announce it has received a Verified Supplemental Type Certification (“VSTC”) which will allow for the operation of the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (“AFIRS”) 228B in China on CRJ-900 aircraft.
The VSTC is an approval granted by the Civil Aviation Authority of China (“CAAC”) and is equivalent to an STC issued by Transport Canada. The full activation VSTC, gives any CRJ-900 customer the ability to install and operate the AFIRS 228 in China. The AFIRS 228 is also certified to operate under the license issued to SKYBLUE Technology Development Ltd. (“SKYBLUE”) for use of specific bandwidth for aviation in China. This certification is the culmination of our efforts with our partner and customer to make the FLYHT solution fully compliant with the new satellite communication requirements announced in a SKYBLUE in a press release dated October 9, 2011.
“FLYHT has invested in the China market for more than eight years,” comments President & CEO Bill Tempany. “This certification, in addition to the approval for bandwidth in China, gives a total solution to CRJ-900 operators desiring a method of compliance with the satcom mandate in China. It is an important milestone in FLYHT’s long term strategy to be the leader in satcom connectivity in China.”
Additionally, the CRJ-900 is the first new aircraft to have AFIRS 228 installed prior to delivery to the customer.
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 Company has been publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange since 2003 and recently changed its trading symbol from AMA to FLY. Shareholders approved a Company name change from AeroMechanical Services Ltd. to FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. in May 2012.
AFIRS, UpTime, FLYHT, FLYHTStream and AeroQ are trademarks of FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
Thomas R. French, CGA
VP Finance and CFO
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