Thompson Aerospace Meets EASA Tracking Rules While Reducing Airlines Cost

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Thompson Aerospace (TA) of Irvine, CA is offering its secure aircraft tracking/data solution as the most economical and fully compliant means to meet the new EASA rules released on December 16, 2015.

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Secure Global Aircraft Tracking Unit

This remarkable product uses less than 2 watts under normal operation, and can be augmented with TrueBluePower battery technology, that will allow up to 14 hours of operation in flight in the event of total power loss.

Thompson Aerospace (TA) of Irvine, CA is offering its secure aircraft tracking/data solution as the most economical and fully compliant means to meet the new EASA rules released on December 16, 2015. This solution is available to all aircraft types, with the first STC's expected in March 2016 on B767-200, B767-300 and MD10 aircraft. The expectation is to have B777 STC's in the second quarter of 2016 with other aircraft model types including business jets to follow during the year.

Mark Thompson noted, the new EASA regulations provides airlines options to meet the requirements: either a new real-time, robust data system or to equip the aircraft with an upgraded traditional Underwater Locating Device (ULD). While the second solution meets the requirements for this EASA rule, it does not address the core issue of what the aircraft condition is at all times. Thompson Aerospace's view is that an advanced, secure, robust data solution providing enhanced tracking with real-time situation awareness of all systems provides more value. TA created the Secure Global Aircraft Tracking Unit to provide the economic benefits achieved by real-time information and to meet the pending rules. The solution does not rely on any aircraft system to provide location, speed, altitude, attitude (pitch, yaw, and roll), vertical velocity, and cabin pressure. This truly remarkable product uses less than 2 watts under normal operation, and can be augmented with TrueBluePower battery technology, that will allow up to 14 hours of operation in flight in the event of total power loss.

While the SGATS solution provides fully compliant EASA tracking solution, it also provides ACMS and FOQA data in real-time or after the flight, plus trend monitoring, Virtual FDR, secure key management, credit card gateway, and ability to securely send data to aircraft such as weather maps using the embedded Iridium radio.

In addressing the airline partners we believe value is important and by leveraging the latest technology the SGATS value added features will save money beyond just meeting regulatory requirements. TA understands the value of data security and in the unlikely event data needs to be examined; the secure chain of trust assures data has not been altered. The solution is based on the latest in microelectronics technology, hardware security and Iridium technology to provide airlines with the best cost advantages in the market place to replace older technology.

Most aircraft data solutions are based on OEM specifications that are technologically last generation, and while an improved beeper may meet the EASA requirements; our view is an aircraft should be at least as smart as your iPhone. The installation costs of the an enhanced ULD are very similar to SGATS, except we provide a life time warranty on the hardware

Thompson Aerospace http://www.thompsonaerospace.com, has partnered with JANA, http://www.janacorp.com/content/aviation, and ALOFT AeroArchitects, http://www.aloftaeroarchitects.com to provide STC's for commercial and business aircraft. This partnership can provide STC approved kits for all model type aircraft in 2016 within six month of receiving an order.

Thompson Aerospace is a leader in securely protecting aircraft data and has securely moved over 500 million records between aircraft and secure ground locations Our patented Hardware Security Module allows us to securely move any type of data to and from an aircraft using the most reliable and secure means.

For more information contact Craig Jones, Vice President Business Development at: craigj@thompsonaerospace(dot)com

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Lisa Nielesky
Thompson Aerospace Inc.
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