SOLUTIONS

ACARS Over Iridium

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™) provides crew with reliable ACARS data services using Iridium’s global satellite network as a fully compliant A741/A761 satellite data link unit in a variety of options depending on the functionality desired.

Options for the AFIRS 228

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 and AFIRS 228S TSO

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 version only) 
 

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 (note: only applicable to TSO version)
SITA VAQ
ARINC AQP