FLYHT Enters USD $1.3 Million Sales Contract with Existing Chinese Customer

Calgary, Alberta – January 26, 2017 – FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX-V: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the “Company” or “FLYHT”) is pleased to announce it has entered a contract with an existing customer in the People’s Republic of China for the sale of the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS™) for installation on Airbus A320 and Airbus A320NEO.

This contract for the sale of AFIRS 228 hardware is valued at approximately USD $1.3 million assuming FLYHT provides the hardware over the full term of the agreement. The operator is adding new Airbus A320 aircraft to its current fleet of CRJ-900 aircraft. The customer will install AFIRS as they take delivery of the new aircraft. This operator was highlighted in a previous press release, FLYHT Signs its First Chinese Customer for Data Services on August 15, 2016. FLYHT data services may be added to these new aircraft when they are placed into service, further increasing the value of the contract.

Installations are anticipated to begin in the middle of 2017; FLYHT currently owns required Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) to commence the installations on the A320 and will pursue updates for the A320NEO.

About FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

FLYHT is a leading provider of real-time aircraft intelligence and cockpit communications for the aerospace industry. More than 60 customers, including airlines, leasing companies and original equipment manufacturers, have installed our systems to increase safety, improve operational efficiencies and enhance profitability. FLYHT’s proprietary technology, the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS™), operates on multiple aircraft types and provides functions such as safety services voice and text messaging, data collection and transmission, and on-demand streaming of flight data recorder (black box), engine and airframe data. AFIRS sends this information through the Iridium Satellite Network to FLYHT’s UpTime™ ground-based server, which routes the data to customer-specified end points and provides an interface for real-time aircraft interaction. AFIRS has flown over 2.4 million aggregate flight hours and 1.6 million flights on customers’ aircraft. FLYHT holds supplemental type certificates (STC) which allow for the installation of AFIRS on 95% of transport category aircraft.

Contact Information

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
Nola Heale, CPA (CA)
Chief Financial Officer
403-291-7425
nheale@flyht.com 

Investor Relations
The Howard Group Inc.
Dave Burwell
Vice President
(888) or (403)-221-0915
dave@howardgroupinc.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Bob McWhirter Talks FLYHT On BNN

Strength In Share Price Comes From Optimism Around Chinese Opportunity

On Friday (January 6) afternoon, long time FLYHT follower and proponent Bob McWhirter, Portfolio Manager at Selective Asset Management fielded a caller’s question while appearing on Canada’s Business News Network (BNN). The caller was enthusiastic with his question, stating, “I’ve been sitting on it for six months and it’s finally starting to pop.”

Mr. McWhirter provided a quick overview of the technology and its functionality. In regards to the recent strength in the stock price, he sights optimism around FLYHT’s opportunity in China and how Chinese airlines are embracing the company’s technology.

To view the clip from BNN, please click here.

FLYHT Provides Fourth Quarter Update

Calgary, Alberta – January 4, 2017 – FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX-V: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the “Company” or “FLYHT”) is pleased to announce the following updates to sales activity in the fourth quarter of 2016:

  • Received orders from an existing OEM partner (see release on July 15, 2014) for approximately USD $1.8 million of parts with related license fees.
  • Signed two new airline customers in The People’s Republic of China (China) for Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS™) 228 hardware equipment and added units with an existing customer in the region. These contracts will total approximately USD $709,000 assuming FLYHT provides services over the full term of the five (5) year agreements. The new contracts bring the number of FLYHT customers in China to 20.
  • Two existing customers added AFIRS 228 units with voice and data services; one airline operates in North America and the other in Africa. The contract revenue will be approximately USD $811,000 assuming FLYHT provides services over the full term of the five (5) year agreements.

Additionally, the Company’s outstanding redeemable debentures matured and were repaid in full for $3.1 million on December 23, 2016.

FLYHT was awarded an additional Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).  This allows further installation of the AFIRS solution on the CRJ 100, 200, 440, 700 and 900 aircraft.

“FLYHT has had a successful 2016 and we are excited about what 2017 may bring,” remarked FLYHT’s CEO Tom Schmutz. “Some of the highlights from the past year include the $2.5 million USD IP license fee receipt, the acquisition of a $2.35 million interest-free government loan, the signing of eight new airlines in China and significant strengthening of our balance sheet with the repayment of $5.6 million in matured debentures.”

About FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

FLYHT is a leading provider of real-time aircraft intelligence and cockpit communications for the aerospace industry. More than 60 customers, including airlines, leasing companies and original equipment manufacturers, have installed our systems to increase safety, improve operational efficiencies and enhance profitability. FLYHT’s proprietary technology, the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS™), operates on multiple aircraft types and provides functions such as safety services voice and text messaging, data collection and transmission, and on-demand streaming of flight data recorder (black box), engine and airframe data. AFIRS sends this information through the Iridium Satellite Network to FLYHT’s UpTime™ ground-based server, which routes the data to customer-specified end points and provides an interface for real-time aircraft interaction. AFIRS has flown over 2.4 million aggregate flight hours and 1.6 million flights on customers’ aircraft. FLYHT holds supplemental type certificates (STC) which allow for the installation of AFIRS on 95% of transport category aircraft.

Contact Information

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
Nola Heale, CPA (CA)
Chief Financial Officer
403-291-7425
nheale@flyht.com 

Investor Relations
The Howard Group Inc.
Dave Burwell
Vice President
(888) or (403)-221-0915
dave@howardgroupinc.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Technical Analyst Keith Richards Discusses FLYHT On BNN – Is FLYHT Primed For A Break Out?

Over the holidays (December 30, 2016), Keith Richards, technical analyst and portfolio manager at ValueTrend Wealth Management of Worldsource Securities, discussed FLYHT on Business News Network’s (BNN’s) Market Call Tonight. He fielded a question on FLYHT Aerospace and here’s the key takeaway.

“FLYHT Aerospace was in a downtrend and has most definitely begun quite a nice little base there. So what you’re looking for with this stock is you want to see a breakout past the base. It’s very difficult to gain on these charts, it’s a little hard to see. It looks to me to be in the mid-to high 20’s; if the stock broke out to that area, then you probably have some significant upside ahead of you. Right now it is in the base and that is a healthy development, a base is a good thing.”

To view the clip on BNN click here.