FLYHT announced that successful installation and testing has been completed for the first of 20 AFIRS 228S units on ARJ21 aircraft ordered by China Express Airlines Co. Ltd., China’s first private regional airline. All tests have been completed and the aircraft is planned to enter commercial service today. As communicated in September 2020, China Express will take delivery of 20 ARJ21 aircraft, with an expected commitment up to 100 aircraft to be delivered over the next several years. The ARJ21 is the newest Chinese developed and built aircraft.
“It has been a long time in the making, but today I am proud to say that we have successfully completed this first installation of AFIRS on the ARJ21 and that our technology will be operational on this new aircraft type,” said Bill Tempany, CEO of FLYHT. “We see the introduction of the ARJ21 into service with China Express as a continuing step in our relationship as we provide consistent reporting across the different aircraft types in their fleet. FLYHT remains committed to our customers in China and to working with COMAC on the CAAC STC installation of AFIRS.”