FLYHT ships 2,000th AFIRS unit to Azur Aviation
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has announced that the 2000th production unit of the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) has been shipped and received by Azur Havacilik A.S, for installation into their Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Azur has purchased AFIRS equipment for their entire fleet.
At the time the contract was executed last October, Mr. Salih Dinc, Engineering Manager of Azur Havacilik stated, “FLYHT will provide an advanced and innovative solution for Azur’s long-range communication needs and for complying with GADSS standards. In fact, our airline will exceed those standards with FLYHT’s solution.” Mr. Dinc added, “Their solution will also enable our mixed fleet of aircraft to transmit data in a similar format, helping us reduce downline costs related to translating data.” Since that time, Azur has taken delivery of 23 units and FLYHT anticipates Azur will take delivery on the remainder of their fleet before the end of the year.
“It was great to visit the Engineering team at Antalya and discuss the capability of AFIRS and how it will benefit Azur,” remarked Mat Plamondon. “FLYHT values airlines, like Azur, that are looking for a solution that provides them with a competitive edge in the market.”
FLYHT has now shipped over 2000 AFIRS units since the Company’s inception in 1998. Approximately two-thirds of the units have been shipped to the A320/A330 production line and for retrofit through an Original Equipment Manufacturer partner as described in this press release dated July 15, 2014. The remainder have been sold directly to customers for retrofit via Supplemental Type Certificates or in post-production installations on Bombardier CRJ aircraft.