(LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2017) – Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with Tom Schmutz, CEO of FLYHT Aerospace Solutions, a leading provider of global flight-tracking and data streaming technology. The interview will air on international news channels and is also featured on the FLYHT website homepage.
The company offers real-time data streaming solutions that contribute to over 70 airlines’ operations and are positioned to have a massive impact on the aviation industry. FLYHT Aerospace Solution’s unique ability to capture, process and transmit data — coupled with real-time alerts — provides airlines with direct insight into the operational status and health of their aircraft and enables them to take corrective action in order to maintain the highest standard of operational control. FLYHT Aerospace Solutions was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.
Tom Schmutz says that FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has revolutionary technology that can help alert the airline of any safety issues during flight and help prevent accidents. He explains, “Most airline passengers are surprised to find out that most of the tracking and communication technologies that are on board today’s aircraft are 1980’s and 1990’s technology. Ultimately, what we find is that there are gaps in communication coverage around the world. Aircraft can be lost. This is unacceptable. At FLYHT, we have the technology to eliminate those kinds of problems. Our leading technology enhances the efficiency and safety of aircraft. It saves aircraft operators money, it helps streamline their operations and it proactively enhances safety, preventing accidents and saving lives.”
Liat 1974 Ltd. is one of the airlines operating in the Caribbean using FLYHT’s technology. “AFIRS helped us tremendously when we had an over torque situation in St. Lucia,” remarked Alan Alexander, Director of Flight Operations. “We were able to recover the data from the airplane using the AFIRS quick access recorder. With AFIRS data, we were able to get the aircraft back into service within 24 to 36 hours. Using the old method, it would’ve taken us somewhere around seven days to return that airplane to service.”
JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® added, “With so many people choosing to fly every single day, the safety of everyone on board each aircraft is crucial. What FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has done for the aviation industry is amazing, to say the least. Their groundbreaking, innovative technology has had a dramatic impact on aircraft operators and will continue to make flying safer for those who love to travel. We are proud to have FLYHT Aerospace Solutions on our show.”
About FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
FLYHT is a leading provider of real-time aircraft intelligence and cockpit communications for the aerospace industry. More than 70 customers, including airlines, leasing companies and original equipment manufacturers, have installed our systems to increase safety, improve operational efficiencies and enhance profitability. FLYHT’s proprietary technology, the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRSTM), operates on multiple aircraft types and provides functions such as safety services voice and text messaging, data collection and transmission, and on-demand streaming of flight data recorder (black box), engine and airframe data. AFIRS sends this information through the Iridium Satellite Network to FLYHT’s UpTimeTM ground-based server, which routes the data to customer-specified end points and provides an interface for real-time aircraft interaction. AFIRS has flown over 2.6 million aggregate flight hours and 1.7 million flights on customers’ aircraft. FLYHT holds supplemental type certificates (STC) which allow for the installation of AFIRS on 95% of transport category aircraft. http://www.flyht.com/ki
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