Italian Carrier Air One selects Teledyne Controls'

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 1 March 2006. Teledyne Controls, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has announced that Air One in Italy has chosen to install Teledyne Controls' Flight Data Interface Management Unit (FDIMU) and Wireless GroundLink (Wireless Quick Access Recorder-WQAR) on its new aircraft fleet. The Italian carrier, which recently purchased 30 A320s, will use Teledyne's equipment to automate the acquisition, recording, and transmission of flight data.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 1 March 2006. Teledyne Controls, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has announced that Air One in Italy has chosen to install Teledyne Controls' Flight Data Interface Management Unit (FDIMU) and Wireless GroundLink (Wireless Quick Access Recorder - WQAR) on its new aircraft fleet. The Italian carrier, which recently purchased 30 A320s, with 60 more on option, will use Teledyne's equipment to automate the acquisition, recording, and transmission of flight data.

Teledyne Controls' FDIMU will enable Air One to collect mandatory and ACMS data from the aircraft. At the same time, Teledyne's Wireless GroundLink will perform data recording functions, as well as secure data transmission to the ground.

Teledyne Controls' FDIMU is a data acquisition and recording system available for installation on the Airbus Single Aisle A319/A320/A321 and Long Range A330/A340 aircraft families. Based on Teledyne's concept of LRU Compression, the FDIMU combines the functions of the Flight Data Interface Unit (FDIU) used for mandatory data acquisition, the Data Management Unit (DMU) that performs engine/aircraft condition monitoring, and the Digital Access Recorder (DAR).

Teledyne Controls' Wireless GroundLink is designed to automate flight data recording and transmission, and reduce data delivery delays and risk of data loss involved with traditional manual procedures. The GroundLink system can record and wirelessly transfer flight data from the aircraft to the ground without human intervention.

Using a proprietary protocol patented by Teledyne, the raw data recorded during flight is compressed, encrypted, and transmitted via cellular technology and the Internet to the airline's or Teledyne's ground-based data center for processing and analysis.

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