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Spirit Aeronautics Becomes First Distributor for L3Harris Flight Data Analysis and Verification Services

DALLAS, Texas — Spirit Aeronautics has been selected as the first authorized distributor for L3Harris Technologies’ (NYSE:LHX) Flight Data Connect and Express Readout services for North America.

The L3Harris Flight Data Connect is a Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) service using a state-of-the-art, secure web platform and intuitive interface for flight operations to search, track and commence trend analysis. Express Readout services execute cockpit voice, datalink and flight data recorder validation services mandated by aviation authorities.

“As the first and only distributor for our Flight Data Connect and Express Readout services, Spirit augments the ability for business aviation operators to leverage and actively use ‘Big Data’ for immediate flight analysis,” said Alan Crawford, President, Commercial Aviation,  L3Harris. “Adding the L3Harris flight data services to the Spirit portfolio will enable them to work directly with operators to review risk parameters and take immediate safety, maintenance, efficiency, training and operational improvement actions based on their own flight data.”

L3Harris Flight Data Services and Express Readout Services are designed to provide operators with crucial insights into flights within minutes. The FOQA services enable flight and fleet performance trend analysis by downloading over 4,000 data points directly from any flight data recorder and includes 751 safety events and 320 maintenance events. This critical information allows operators to address both safety and maintenance risk factors by comparing the data against the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The Express Readout platform provides the validation for compliance of periodic Flight Data Recorder (FRD) verification, Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) Intelligibility testing services, and DataLink Recorder (DLR) decoding mandates required by various regulations. Operators simply upload their files and receive a full report for CVRs and FDRs in just a couple of hours.

“We are eager to start offering these powerful flight data services tools from L3Harris for our customers. FOQA is now a globally recognized safety, training and operational tool that provides real-time aircraft flight results and is a true value for our clients,” said Rick Ochs, CEO, Spirit Aeronautics. “Our new distribution arrangement with L3Harris enables Spirit to deliver a completely vertical solution including installation and integration of Quick Access and Flight Data recorder systems. This full-circle offering aligns to our uncompromising service reputation by providing operators complete FOQA capability and the value it brings to their daily operations.”

Both Flight Data Connect and Express Readout services are available through Spirit Aeronautics. The Express Readout service can be provided via Spirit Aeronautics as an automated self-service solution or as a full-service validation, which includes an expert L3Harris assessment of the recorded data.

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 $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

About Spirit Aeronautical

Spirit Aeronautics, a registered trade name of Spirit Avionics Ltd., is a veteran-owned, small business founded in the State of Ohio in 2000. The company is an FAA approved FAR 145 certified aircraft service facility with specialization in avionic systems, interior refurbishment, engineering, modifications, kitting and maintenance. Spirit takes great pride in its employees and has diligently hand-selected some of the top talents in the industry.

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