FLYHT receives Boeing 777 activation STC
Dec. 18, 2012, Calgary, Alta. - FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has received an activation Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada for its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) 228 on Boeing 777 aircraft.
In July 2011, FLYHT announced the receipt of a provisions-only STC for the Boeing 777 series. This recent STC now allows for the activation of the AFIRS technology and enables its full functionality. The receipt of the activation STC is the first step in enabling an existing customer, a US specialty carrier, to install AFIRS on its first Boeing 777. The next step will be the familiarization of the STC with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the US, because the customer is flying a US registered aircraft. This process is expected to begin immediately and normally takes six to eight weeks. Once the FAA has approved the STC and installation is complete, the customer will be able to activate the AFIRS technology on two Boeing 777s in its fleet of nine aircraft.
AFIRS 228 is FLYHT’s next-generation flagship product. It will provide a fully certified avionics platform capable of meeting all air navigation communications requirements in Europe, the US and other jurisdictions around the world. It will also provide the input and outputs necessary to enhance the value of real-time data for FLYHT’s customers globally. The AFIRS 228 will be the first safety-services certified platform on the planet to provide black box data streaming via FLYHTStream™, FLYHT’s patent pending solution.
FLYHT president and CEO, Bill Tempany, said, “FLYHT has been working diligently towards securing the Boeing 777 STC from Transport Canada. This popular aircraft is flown around the world by several of our existing customers, and is also flown by several prospective customers we are pursuing. The receipt of this activation STC complements our existing Boeing STCs for the 737, 747, 757, 767 and now the 777. Details are available on our website for products and countries in which we have STCs for Boeing products.”