L3Harris Technologies Extends Agreement to Provide Flight Deck Satellite Communications for Airbus A220 Family

by L3Harris Technologies on 08/01/2019


  • L3Harris AFIRSTM 228S enables secure voice and data communications
  • Utilizes global Iridium satellite network
  • Builds on existing agreement with Airbus to provide cockpit SATCOM

PETERSBURG, Fla., August 01, 2019 — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) is extending its agreement with Airbus to provide cockpit voice and data satellite communication (SATCOM) services for the new Airbus A220 Family – delivering secure, global connectivity for pilot communications.

The agreement expands the current Automated Flight Information Recording System (AFIRS) 228s offering from other Airbus aircraft families into the latest Airbus single–aisle member, the A220, increasing commonality for airlines operating the different family types. The solution provides global communications between pilot and air traffic control (ATC), aeronautical operation control (AOC) and airline administrative control (AAC) using the Iridium® high-fidelity satellite network known for global connectivity, including across oceans and desolate regions.

“Effective and accurate secure voice and data communications are the foundation of safe travel in commercial aviation,” said Terry Flaishans, President, L3Harris Avionics. “Providing high-quality, value-added products to Airbus and their airline customers is an important part of keeping our skies safe.”

L3Harris is already the prime contractor selected to provide AFIRS 228S on the A320 and A330. The company continues to work with FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. to customize the solution for Airbus.

“We are very excited to expand our relationship with L3Harris Technologies,” stated Tom Schmutz, CEO, FLYHT Aerospace. “Extending our coverage to Airbus’ newest aircraft family member makes sense for both partners, providing efficiency and a high-value SATCOM solution for airlines. To date, it has enabled the shipment of over 1,500 units to Airbus.”

About FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
FLYHT’s mission is to improve aviation safety, efficiency and profitability. Globally, and for more than 20 years, airlines, leasing companies, fractional owners and original equipment manufacturers have installed FLYHT’s differentiated aircraft and enterprise-based solutions to deliver real-time, flight-deck, satellite connectivity for tracking, health monitoring, and streaming of operational, maintenance and weather data. FLYHT is publicly traded as FLY in Canada on the TSX.V; and as FLYLF in the USA on the OTCQX. FLYHT is based in Calgary, Canada with an office in Littleton, Colorado and is an AS9100 Quality registered company. For more information visit www.flyht.com.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries. L3Harris.com.