Aeroflot chooses Teledyne Controls' Wireless GroundLink for its western fleet

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 3 April 2006. Aeroflot Russian Airlines has selected the Wireless GroundLink WQAR (Wireless Quick Access Recorder) from Teledyne Controls, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, for installation on its western fleet. Teledyne's WQAR will complement Aeroflot's existing Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) program, automating the recording and transmission of flight data and reducing potential data loss from traditional manual procedures.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 3 April 2006. Aeroflot Russian Airlines has selected the Wireless GroundLink WQAR (Wireless Quick Access Recorder) from Teledyne Controls, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, for installation on its western fleet. Teledyne's WQAR will complement Aeroflot's existing Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) program, automating the recording and transmission of flight data and reducing potential data loss from traditional manual procedures.

"Data monitoring has always been a significant element in Aeroflot's flight safety initiatives," says Mikhail Kiselev of Aeroflot's A320 Engineering team. "Teledyne's equipment will help us reach or even exceed our current goal to analyze 95 percent of our flight data after each flight."

Teledyne Controls' Wireless GroundLink is designed to provide aircraft operators with an immediate, reliable, and cost-effective solution for data recording and transmission. The GroundLink system is designed to record and wirelessly transfer flight data from the aircraft to the ground, without any media handling and human intervention.

The system uses a proprietary protocol patented by Teledyne to compress, encrypt, and transmit via cellular technology and the Internet the raw data recorded during flight to the airline's or Teledyne's ground-based data center for processing and analysis.

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