FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) has sponsored the Canadian North pilot and adventurer Laval St. Germain on his Confront Cancer Ocean Row in support of the Alberta Cancer Society, the company said.
Laval departed from Halifax on June 15 on a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean, an estimated 100 miles per day and 4500 km journey to Brest, France, to raise funds to fight cancer. Laval approached FLYHT to sponsor the trip´s communications needs including a satellite phone, GPS, wi-fi, tracking and data. His team of flight dispatchers, now turned volunteer Ocean Row Dispatchers, will monitor his progress from the Calgary operations centre.
Canadian North aircraft are installed with the automated flight information reporting system (AFIRS) to enable connectivity with flight operations when on remote flights in the Canadian Arctic. FLYHT provides satellite communications and a suite of software services to help Canadian North manage their operations.
Laval´s journey across the ocean will add to his accomplishments. He is the only Canadian to have climbed Mount Everest without using oxygen; he rode a bicycle in winter from the Arctic Ocean to Dawson City, Yukon (solo) and climbed six of the world´s seven highest peaks.
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. is a provider of real-time aircraft intelligence and cockpit communications for the aerospace industry. FLYHT´s technology operates on multiple aircraft types and provides functions such as safety services voice and text messaging, data collection and transmission, and on-demand streaming of flight data recorder (black box), engine and airframe data.