Flyht, which provides flight data-streaming and related services, has landed its second lessor customer, the company reports.
"Flyht received a purchase order from a leasing company located in Ireland for three aircraft," the company said as part of quarterly update.
The deal is significant because of the potential of exposing end-user operators to Flyht's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (Afirs) offerings. A similar deal with its other lessor customer, Avmax, has led to at least three follow-on purchases by Avmax lessees for other aircraft in their fleets.
The agreement with the unnamed lessor is one of several new contracts the company announced. It also will supply Afirs to Caribbean operator Bahamasair, which will outfit its five ATR turboprops and three Boeing 737 Classics with the system. Flyht also inked a deal with an unnamed South Korean customer.
Flyht also announced that test flight delays "outside of Flyht's control" are holding up FAA and Civil Aviation Administration of China supplemental type certificate approvals for Embraer E-190 installations. "Approvals [will] be achieved later than was planned and will therefore negatively impact the revenue plan for the third quarter," the company says.
The company in October 2016 announced a $4.3 million deal to provide Afirs 228S hardware to an unnamed E-190 operator in China via a third party "that implements data solutions for Chinese commercial aviation operators."
Flyht says it has Transport Canada approval for E-190 installation.