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FLYHT’s real-time technology gaining kudos

May 13, 2014 - Two months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 - the location of the plane and its 239 passengers and crew is still unknown.


May 13, 2014
By Marketwatch The Wall Street Journal.

May 13, 2014 – Two months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 – the location of the plane and its 239 passengers and crew is still unknown.

Although numerous "Phone-finder" apps exist that can track your cell phone reliably within 10 feet – the combined brain-trust of the international aviation community has so far been unable to locate a 545,000 pound metal object.

Current "Black Box Technology" is pre-internet – so vulnerable to communications mishaps that it's like attaching a message to a carrier pigeon. It seems certain that public outrage will catalyse long-overdue changes in the way the airplane data is recorded and tracked.

Hugh Cleland, CEO of Roadmap Capital, has joined a chorus of research analysts in shining light on small company called FLYHT Aerospace Solution (FLY-TSX.V) which has developed an emergency data streaming technology called "FLYHTStream". This technology sends critical data to ground-based operations using the Iridium satellite network through Iridium Communications IRDM -3.35% .

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Inmarsat's (ISAT-LSE) recent offer to transmit GPS location data every 15 minutes for free is not expected to compete with FLY's instantaneous stream of aviation data points including: location, altitude, airspeed, pitch, roll, yaw, engine performance metrics and airframe indicators.
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