AeroMechanical Services receives Chinese Patent

    01 Jun 2011


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Calgary, Alberta – June 1, 2011 – AeroMechanical Services Ltd. (TSX-V: AMA) (the “Company” or “AMA”) is pleased to announce it has received a Certificate of Invention Patent from China for the Aircraft Flight Data Management System.

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.

“We are very pleased to receive the Chinese patent,” said Bill Tempany, CEO of AeroMechanical Services. “This patent, along with the existing and applied for Verified Supplemental Type Certificates (“VSTCs”) provide an enhanced level of protection for our products and services in China.”

The Company believes that customers in China are very satisfied with the performance of AMA’s products that have been installed. The fact that AMA’s patent has been recognized by the Chinese authorities will allow the Company to maintain dominance in the aviation satellite communications space in China.

The applicable China Patent Number is ZL 200380108585.9.

About AFIRS UpTime
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 emergency 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 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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