FLYHT’s partner L-3 Aviation Recorders announces Airbus certification for AFIRS 228S

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. partner L-3 Aviation Recorders (L-3 AR) has received Airbus’s 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.
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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.
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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.

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