AeroMechanical Services Receives its First AFIRS 228 Activation STC
Calgary, Alberta – March 5, 2012 -- AeroMechanical Services Ltd. (TSX-V: AMA) (the "Company" or "AMA") has received its first activation Supplemental Type Certificate (“STC”) for the Automated Flight Information Reporting System ("AFIRSTM") 228 on a CRJ-900 Series aircraft.
The activation STC was approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (“TCCA”) and issued under the authority of AMA’s Design Approval Organization. It allows for the full installation of AFIRS 228 on the aircraft type. AMA announced a contract with a North American CRJ operator, to which this STC applies, on June 21, 2011. Since then, the Company received the provisions only STC and installed the AFIRS 228 on the customer’s aircraft to conduct the necessary flight test.
“This activation STC is extremely important to AMA and its customer,” said Jeff Brunner, VP of Operations at AMA. “The customer will now be able to use the AFIRS 228 functionality to receive data from the aircraft in flight as well as the full benefits of the system. The operator will be the first fully functional AFIRS 228 customer.”
A STC constitutes approval to modify an aircraft design while retaining airworthiness certification and is necessary to permit retrofit installation of aeronautical products such as AFIRS. The Company has AFIRS 220 STCs for 30 aircraft types and has provisions only AFIRS 228 STCs for the Boeing 777 and Hawker Beechcraft 750/800 XP.
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 triggered 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.
AeroMechanical Services Ltd.
Thomas R. French, CGA
VP Finance and CFO
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