AeroMechanical to provide flight reporting on two CRJ900s

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AeroMechanical Services' next generation automated flight information reporting system (AFIRS) has been selected by an undisclosed customer for installation and integration on two Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets.

The customer will use the so-called AFIRS 228 system "for flight following and satellite communications to enable operations personnel to pinpoint aircraft location and communicate with pilots anywhere the aircraft flies", said AeroMechanical Services, which is marketed under the FLYHT brand.

It said the customer "also intends to utilize FLYHT's real-time engine exceedance reporting and trending that immediately notifies maintenance crews of performance irregularities". The AFIRS 228 will be integrated with other systems, including the customer's safety management system.

AFIRS 228 operates over the Iridium satellite network. The system is an improvement from its predecessor 220 including in the areas of processing capacity, data transmission characteristics and programmability.

FLYHT said the contract announced today represents the first Bombardier aircraft to use the AFIRS 228 technology.