Flyht Aerospace Receives Patent for Emergency Data Streaming
Flyht Aerospace Solutions announced it has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for Flyht’s emergency data streaming technology, which has been initially enabled in a commercial software product called FlyhtStream.
FlyhtStream is used during an emergency or abnormal situation onboard an aircraft. It sends flight data recorder information to the airline immediately, through a real-time communications network, so airlines and investigators know the status and the location of the aircraft. The data streaming is initiated either automatically during an unsafe condition, by the pilots through an event button in the cockpit or by the operations team on the ground through the server, UpTime.
China has already granted the company a patent there, and Flyht Aerospace stated the patent is pending in other regions, too. According to Flyht, the solution comes at business-relevant time because the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has passed a performance-based requirement for new aircraft type designs to make the flight recorder data available in a timely manner by 2021. The intent of timely access to flight recorder information is to resolve problems recently encountered when aircraft and their black boxes cannot immediately be accessed.