Friday, 2 November 2012

Nigerian Airline - Dana Air Announces $1million FLYHT Contract

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
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On October 23rd FLYHT announced a new AFIRS contract with an unnamed airline in Nigeria. More details were revealed this morning when the Nigerian Bulletin posted an article entitled “Dana Air Signs $1M AFIRS 228 Contract with Canadian Firm”.  According to the post, Dana Airlines signed a five year contract with FLYHT for its next generation AFIRS 228 system.

Dana Air is currently undergoing a process of recertification by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). According to Jacky Hathiramani, CEO of Dana Air, FLYHT’S AFIRS solution was recommended by the NCAA for increased safety and improved efficiency.

The backgrounder on why FLYHT’s technology is critical for Dana is in the context of the below paragraph that appeared in an October 12th news story (click here) that the airline was undertaking a test flight:

It will be recalled that Dana Air was cleared by the Federal Government to resume its scheduled commercial flight operation after a three month suspension by the government following the ill-fated plane crash of one of its aircraft, MC Donnell Douglas MD 83, on June 3 2012 at Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos that killed 163 people.

To view the Nigerian Bulletin article in its entirety on the recent announcement, please click here.