L-3 Aviation announces Airbus Certification for AFIRS 228S
July 16, 2014, Calgary - FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. partner L-3 Aviation Recorders (L-3 AR) has received Airbus’ formal notification of certification for the L-3 Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) 228S for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft as announced in a press release July 14.
FLYHT first announced the agreement in a press release in May 2012 and has been working with L-3 AR since then to develop and certify AFIRS’ Iridium Satcom capability for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.
“The final stage of certification was the in-service evaluation with a live customer and that was completed a short time ago. We are very pleased to have the formal notification of certification verified by our partner L-3 AR,” remarked Bill Tempany, CEO of FLYHT.
The AFIRS 228S Iridium SATCOM system provides an aircraft crew with voice and data services for Air Traffic Control (ATC), Aeronautical Operational Control (AOC) and Air-to-Air Communication (AAC) using Iridium’s global satellite network. The system also provides Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) over Iridium messaging capability.