Dana Air Signs $1m Contract With Canadian Firm


Dana Airlines said on Friday that it has signed a five-year contract with FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Limited for its flagship automated information reporting system (AFIRS) 228.

The contract is worth a million dollars, said Tony Usidamen, Dana Air Communications manager.

“The contract requires FLYHT to install the AFIRS 228 on all the five Boeing MD-83 aircraft in Dana Air’s fleet to provide real-time flight data monitoring and to assist in achieving maintenance and operational efficiencies,” Usidamen said.

He said 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,” he said.

According to the 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 communication capability will surely boost the airline’s overall operational efficiency.”

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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.

—Simon Ateba