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ACARS Over Iridium

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Improving operations based on real- time fleet intelligence

Managing fleet operations is increasingly challenging in today’s competitive aviation market—customers want reliable, safe and affordable flights while also demanding a streamlined and positive customer experience. To balance elevated customer expectations with increases to fuel, labour and maintenance costs, you need to proactively optimize your operations based on real-time, situational business intelligence. 

FLYHT’s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS 228™) offers not only a reliable voice and data connectivity, but a platform to access value-added real-time business intelligence through our AFIRS Insight™ Smart Data Capture technology suite of innovative data and reporting services: real-time business intelligence which can save you money, streamline your operations, enhance operational safety, and ultimately improve customer satisfaction. 

AFIRS 228 provides crew with reliable voice and data services using Iridium’s global satellite network. Services available through the AFIRS 228 include SATCOM voice, global flight tracking, two way text messaging (iPad, MCDU), aircraft health monitoring including engine trending, engine/airframe exceedances, real- time engine data analytics, fuel management, real-time flight data management, ACARS over Iridium, as well as live black box streaming capabilities.

A separate Aircraft Configuration Module contains the SIM card, system configuration information and user-stored information making the AFIRS 228 a true line replaceable unit offering maximum fleet management optimization and reducing maintenance and spares costs. 

The AFIRS 228 has extensive and expandable interface capabilities that allow it to connect to numerous aircraft systems and comes complete with a built in QAR. This flexibility gives you the ability to tailor your data set to meet your specific business needs. 

AFIRS 228S TSO

The Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRSTM) CAN-TSO-C159b Iridium SATCOM solution provides the aircraft with reliable FANS 1/A, ADS-C, CPDLC and ACARS over Iridium messaging capabilities. Benefits offered by FANS include: more efficient route structure, reduced flight times, reduced fuel burns, and enhanced communications between ATC and the aircraft.

Options for the AFIRS Platform:
AFIRS 228B
AFIRS 228B Product Details
ARINC 717 Rx (HBP or BPRZ)1
ARINC 429 Rx16
ARINC 429 Tx7
Discrete Inputs16
Discrete Outputs8
Ethernet4 + 1 (Maintenance)
RS-232 Serial (or RS-422)4
2-Wire “Tip and Ring” 
Telephony Ports2
Aircraft Audio System Interface1
Number of Antennas Required1
533 MHz Processor 
1.5 million gate FPGA 
Dual Redundant 16 GB Flash Memory Cards 
Functions as Quick Access Recorder 
EFB in-flight connectivity (Including iPad) 
 

AFIRS 228B is Designed to Meet the Following Specifications

ARINC 429 Mark 33 Digital Information Transfer System
ARINC 739A Multi-Purpose Control and Display Unit
ARINC 741 Aviation Satellite Communication System
ARINC 761 Second Generation Aviation Satellite Communication System
ARINC 717 Flight Data Acquisition and Recording System
RTCA/DO-160F
 
AFIRS 228S

AFIRS 228S Product Details

ARINC 717 Rx (HBP or BPRZ)1
ARINC 429 Rx16
ARINC 429 Tx7
Discrete Inputs16
Discrete Outputs8
Ethernet4 + 1 (Maintenance)
RS-232 Serial (or RS-422)4
2-Wire “Tip and Ring” 
Telephony Ports2
Aircraft Audio System Interface1
Number of Antennas Required1
533 MHz Processor 
1.5 million gate FPGA 
Dual Redundant 16 GB Flash Memory Cards 
Functions as Quick Access Recorder 
EFB in-flight connectivity (Including iPad) 
 

AFIRS 228S is Designed to Meet the Following Specifications

ARINC 429 Mark 33 Digital Information Transfer System
ARINC 618 Air/Ground Character Oriented Protocol Specification
ARINC 739A Multi-Purpose Control and Display Unit
ARINC 741 Aviation Satellite Communication System
ARINC 761 Second Generation Aviation Satellite Communication System
ARINC 717 Flight Data Acquisition and Recording System
RTCA/DO-160G
RTCA/DO-178C
TSO C-159B
SITA VAQ
ARINC AQP