Calgary, Alberta – July 26, 2011. AeroMechanical Services Limited (AMA) has received a provisions-only Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada for Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRSTM) 228 on the Boeing 777 series of aircraft. AFIRS 228 is AMA’s next-generation flagship product. It will provide a fully certified avionics platform capable of meeting all air navigation communications requirements in Europe, the United States and other jurisdictions around the world. It will also provide the input and outputs necessary to enhance the value of real-time data for AMA’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™, AMA’s patent-pending product.
AMA received its first provisions-only STC from Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for an AFIRS 228 installation on the Hawker 700 Series, 800 Series and 900 Series business jets, as announced on March 9, 2011. The EASA STC also enabled a flight demonstration of the AFIRS 228 installed in a Hawker 750 for a major business aircraft fractional fleet operator, as announced on May 17, 2011.
An AMA customer will make its Boeing 777 aircraft available for the required STC flight test. The company anticipates this flight will be completed and the full STC received in the third quarter of 2011.
About AeroMechanical Services
AeroMechanical Services Ltd., under the brand name FLYHTTM, provides proprietary technological products and services designed to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the airline industry. The company has patented and commercialized three products and associated services currently marketed to airlines, manufacturers and maintenance organizations around the world. Its premier technology, AFIRS™ UpTime™, allows airlines to monitor and manage aircraft operations anywhere, anytime, in real-time. If an aircraft encounters an emergency, AMA’s emergency data streaming mode, FLYHTStream™, automatically streams vital data, normally secured in the black box, to designated sites on the ground in real-time. The company has been publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange since 2003 under the trading symbol AMA.
AFIRS, UpTime, FLYHT, FLYHTStream and aeroQ are trademarks of AeroMechanical Services Ltd.