December 12, 2012
FLYHT receives Boeing 777 activation STC for AFIRS 228
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has received an activation Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) 228 on the Boeing 777 model aircraft from Transport Canada. On July 18, 2011, FLYHT announced the receipt of a provisions only STC for the Boeing 777 series aircraft. The activation STC now allows for the activation of the AFIRS technology and enables its full functionality. The receipt of the activation STC is the first step in enabling an existing customer, a US specialty carrier, to install AFIRS on its first Boeing 777. The next step will be the familiarization of the STC with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States because the customer is flying US registered aircraft. This process is expected to begin immediately and normally takes six to eight weeks. Once the FAA has approved the STC and installation is completed, the customer will be able to activate the AFIRS technology on two Boeing 777 in their fleet of nine aircraft.