Dana Air signs $1M AFIRS 228 contract with Canadian firm

Top Quote Dana Airlines Limited partners with Canadian firm FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. to boost flight tracking systems. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 07, 2012 - Dana Airlines Limited has announced the signing of a five-year contract with FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. for its flagship automated information reporting system (AFIRS) 228 at an estimated 1M USD.

    The contract requires FLYHT to install the AFIRS 228 on all the five (5) Boeing MD-83 aircrafts in Dana Air's fleet to provide real-time flight data monitoring and to assist in achieving maintenance and operational efficiencies. The airline will benefit from all AFIRS 228 features including automated Out, Off, On and In times, engine trending, airframe and engine exceedances, flight tracking and satellite voice communications.

    With this development, Dana Air becomes one of the local operators to take concrete steps to follow the recommendations of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to implement an intelligent flight tracking system to increase safety and improve efficiency. According to airline's CEO, Jacky Hathiramani, "The provision of safe, reliable world-class air transport services has always been our focus at Dana Air, and FLYHT's AFIRS 228's timely, secure, seamless end-to-end communications capability will surely boost the airline's overall operational efficiency."

    Bill Tempany, CEO of FLYHT, expressed the firm's delight at supporting the initiatives being taken by the NCAA and airline operators to improve operational safety through visibility of real time information on aircraft owned and operated in the Nigerian airspace. "FLYHT will provide equipment and services to Dana Air over a five year contract, and Installations are anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2013", said Tempany.

    FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. is one of the world's leading providers of real-time data communications for the aerospace industry. Since 1998 FLYHT has worked to perfect an automated data collection and delivery service for commercial aviation, serving more than 35 aircraft operators globally.

    Dana Air had its inaugural flight on November 10, 2008 and, within a short time, built a reputation as the airline of choice for travel across Nigeria as a result of her world-class in-flight services and on-time performance. The airline is currently undergoing a process of recertification by the NCAA in preparation for recommencement of commercial operations.

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