AeroMechanical Services Installs Second Operations Centre in Nigeria
15 Aug 2011
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Calgary, Alberta – August 15, 2011 – AeroMechanical Services Limited (TSX.V: AMA) (the “Company” or “AMA”) has received payment for the establishment of a second Operations Centre (“OC”) at a new state-owned and operated airport in Nigeria.
The airport will use the OC for real-time weather information and forecasting. Operators at the facility will be able to observe up-to-date weather within Nigeria and configure their displays to identify different weather layers. The system will aid aircraft flying into and out of the airport and will provide weather information to assist air traffic control on the safety of flying conditions.
This is the second OC of its type AMA has set up in Nigeria. The first such facility, in Lagos, was commissioned in the spring of 2011, as announced on April 7, 2011. Nigeria is continually working to improve its aviation industry, and OCs provide vital information on operating conditions and the location of aircraft in flight.
“AMA is proud to be a contributor to the modernization of the facilities in Nigeria and is committed to the long term strategy of providing OCs as critical pieces in aviation safety in Western Africa,” said Bill Tempany, Chief Executive Officer.
AMA’s responsibilities include the layout and design of the operations room, and provision of the equipment, installation, software, and training for OC staff to use the system. The Company received US$400,000 as payment for the facility.
About AeroMechanical Services
AeroMechanical Services Ltd., under the brand name FLYHTTM, provides proprietary technological products and services designed to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the airline industry. The Company has patented and commercialized three products and associated services currently marketed to airlines, manufacturers and maintenance organizations around the world. Its premier technology, AFIRS™ UpTime™, allows airlines to monitor and manage aircraft operations anywhere, anytime, in real-time. If an aircraft encounters an emergency, AMA’s triggered data streaming mode, FLYHTStream™, automatically streams vital data, normally secured in the black box, to designated sites on the ground in real-time. The company has been publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange since 2003 under the trading symbol AMA.
AFIRS, UpTime, FLYHT, FLYHTStream and aeroQ are trademarks of AeroMechanical Services Ltd.
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