Tuesday, 29 May 2007

AeroMechanical Granted Patent Protection

The years of sweat, toil and brain work that went into developing AeroMechanical's blue-box technology were recognized and protected by the United States patent office, the company announced May 29th.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted its much sought-after document effective April 10, 2007, four years after AeroMechanical applied.

The aerospace company's blue box is formally called the Automated Flight Information Reporting System or AFIRs.
The technology allows airlines to monitor and manage their aircraft in real time, all the time, anywhere that aircraft is flying over the globe.

The blue box feeds off the same data that is fed into an aircraft's black box. But while the black box records catastrophe, the blue box can help prevent problems. The blue box transmits - the instant it occurs - any anomaly from up to 2,000 aircraft sensors. It can save airlines millions in operational and maintenance expenses.
Company CEO Bill Tempany said the patent is further proof of the innovate technology AeroMechanical's team developed.

In addition, the patent will make it very difficult for anyone else to duplicate.