AeroMechanical Services Awarded European Patent

    08 Dec 2011


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Calgary, Alberta – December 8, 2011 – AeroMechanical Services Ltd. (TSX-V: AMA) (the “Company” or “AMA”) is pleased to announce it has received a patent from the European Patent Office for the Aircraft Flight Data Management System. AMA owns all its patents outright and with the receipt of this patent, AMA has patents for its products and services on three continents.

The patent covers AMA’s signature trademarked product, the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (“AFIRSTM”). The first patent for this product was received in April 2007 from the United States Patent and Trademark office and a subsequent Certificate of Invention Patent from China was announced in a news release on June 1, 2011. Generally, other countries accept patent rights from Europe and theUnited States in their own jurisdictions.

“We are very pleased to receive the European patent,” saidBill Tempany, CEO of AeroMechanical Services. “With many of this year’s contracts fromEurope, we are glad to have this security for our products in the European market. We will closely monitor these jurisdictions and will enforce our rights to the technology should competitors infringe on our patent.”

The European patent relates to the delivery of data from airborne hardware through ground-based infrastructure and covers everything that AMA currently provides its clients.


AMA’s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (“AFIRS”) is installed on aircraft and monitors hundreds of essential functions from the plane and the black box. AFIRS sends that information to the UpTimeTM Server on the ground, which stores and transfers the data to the airline in real-time. Airlines can use this information to increase passenger safety, improve productivity, maximize efficiency and enhance profitability. In addition to its data monitoring functions, AFIRS provides voice and text messaging capabilities that give pilots the ability to communicate with ground support. AMA offers global satellite coverage, providing service to whoever needs it, when they need it, anywhere on the planet.

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.

Contact Information

AeroMechanical Services Ltd.
Thomas R. French, CGA
VP Finance and CFO

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Colin Languedoc
Senior Consultant
416-367-5000 ext. 225

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