Commercial

Air Asia X to Install Teledyne’s WQAR

By Tish Drake | December 22, 2009

Teledyne Controls, of El Segundo, Calif., signed a contract with AirAsia X, the long haul low-cost airline affiliate of AirAsia, to provide its Wireless GroundLink Quick Access Recorder (WQAR) for 25 new Airbus A330s and retrofit on 2 Airbus A340s. The airline also selected Teledyne’s Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) Services. Teledyne said the system will automate the recording and air-to-ground wireless transfer of their aircraft data. The WQAR will also allow AirAsia X to transmit their ACMS (Aircraft Condition Monitoring System) reports from the aircraft, at a fraction of the cost of sending the same information via ACARS, according to Teledyne.

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