L3 - AFIRS™ 228

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 2.2 million aggregate flight hours and 1.5 million flights on customers’ aircraft. FLYHT holds supplemental type certificates (STC) which allow for the installation of AFIRS on 95% of transport category aircraft.

How it works
The Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRSTM) is an Iridium-based SATCOM device installed on the aircraft that uses FLYHT’s proprietary software to acquire and transmit aircraft data to the ground in real time, where it is then processed and distributed to the customer using FLYHT’s ground server network called UpTimeTM. A separate Aircraft Configuration Module contains the SIM card, system configuration information and user-stored information making AFIRS a true line replaceable unit. AFIRS has extensive and expandable interface capabilities that allow it to connect to numerous aircraft systems and it comes complete with a built-in QAR.

Data-based services include enhanced global flight tracking, event triggered flight data recorder (FDR) streaming, two-way text messages(iPad, MCDU), real-time proactive aircraft health monitoring solutions, fuel management, plus a whole lot more.

Technical Specifications & Features

Product Details

  • ARINC 717 Rx (HBP or BPRZ) 1
  • ARINC 429 Rx 16
  • ARINC 429 Tx 7
  • Discrete Inputs 16
  • Discrete Outputs 8
  • Ethernet 4 + 1 (Maintenance)
  • RS-232 Serial (or RS-422) 4
  • 2-Wire “Tip and Ring”
  • Telephony Ports 2
  • Aircraft Audio System Interface 1
  • Number of Antennas Required 1
  • 533 MHz Processor
  • 1.5 million gate FPGA
  • Dual Redundant 16 GB Flash Memory Cards
  • Functions as Quick Access Recorder
  • EFB in-flight connectivity (Including iPad)


Designed to Meet the Following Specifications

  • ARINC 429 Mark 33 Digital Information Transfer System
  • ARINC 618 Air/Ground Character Oriented Protocol Specification
  • ARINC 739A Multi-Purpose Control and Display Unit
  • ARINC 741 Aviation Satellite Communication System
  • ARINC 761 Second Generation Aviation Satellite Communication System
  • ARINC 717 Flight Data Acquisition and Recording System
  • RTCA/DO-160G
  • RTCA/DO-178C
  • TSO C-159B


LRU Specifications

  • Chassis L — 12.55”, W — 2.27”, H — 7.66”
  • Mounting ARINC 600 2 MCU
  • Rear Mating Connector Size 2 ARINC 600 Receptacle
  • Weight 7.0 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • SIM Card Housed in Aircraft Configuration Module(Avionics Tray)
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