FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has confirmed the launch of its real-time data services in China by signing up an undisclosed carrier for its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) on its new fleet of CRJ-900 aircraft.
The five-year agreement is worth in excess of $1m over the full term of the contract.
Canada-headquartered FLYHT said that the contract value is based upon the current in-service quantity of AFIRS-enabled CRJs and an initial set of enabled data services provided by its cloud-based UpTime products.
It added that the airline may add more aircraft to its operations in the future which could lead to further requests for FLYHT to provide these services, further increasing the value of the service contract.
Michael Fang, vice-president of FLYHT’s China sales division, said: “By receiving real-time data, airlines can track their aircraft and AFIRS will alert the airline to any issues which allows them to be proactive with their maintenance and operations. We believe that signing this airline may open FLYHT up to new possibilities in China as other airlines see the value that real-time data can provide.”