[Avionics Today 08-15-2016] Flyht Aerospace Solutions has launched real-time data services in the People's Republic of China with an undisclosed airline emerging as the first customer to select data services provided by the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) on its fleet of Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft. This Chinese operator has received their new aircraft with AFIRS already installed by Bombardier as a line-fit option.
The aggregate data services revenue on this contract is initially valued at more than $1 million, assuming Flyht provides services over the full term of the five-year agreement. The announced contract value is based upon the current in-service quantity of AFIRS-enabled Bombardier CRJ aircraft and an initial set of enabled data services provided by Flyht's cloud-based UpTime products. The airline may add more aircraft to its operations in the future and may request that Flyht provide these services to the additional aircraft as they join the airline's fleet, further increasing the value of the service contract. Additional UpTime products are available for the operator to add to the contract, which could also further increase the contract's value.