El Segundo, CA – May 15, 2008 – Teledyne Controls, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), announced today that they have received an order from Philippine Airlines for AirFASE®, a flight data monitoring solution jointly developed by Teledyne Controls and Airbus. Teledyne Controls and Airbus also announce reaching an industry milestone with this purchase by recognizing Philippine Airlines as their 100th AirFASE (Aircraft Flight Analysis and Safety Explorer) customer. Designed to assist operators with their flight operations, safety management and aircraft maintenance programs, AirFASE will be used by Philippine Airlines to monitor their fleet of A319, A320, A330, A340 and B747-400 aircraft.
“We are proud to be the 100th AirFASE customer,” said Reuben Sternberg, Vice President for Safety and Environment with Philippine Airlines. “We selected AirFASE for its ease of use, customization options and sophisticated analysis tools, which we believe will enhance our FDM capabilities and help us manage our flight data more efficiently.”
“We are very pleased that Philippine Airlines selected AirFASE for their Flight Data Monitoring program,” said Peter Clapp, Director of Sales and Marketing for Teledyne Controls’ Flight Data Solutions. “With 100 customers soon to be using the product, AirFASE is demonstrating a growing maturity and providing a user-friendly solution to meet the FDM requirements.”
Designed to translate aircraft data into meaningful information, AirFASE enables operators to evaluate flight operations trends, identify risk precursors, and take early preventive and corrective actions. The system performs all the major functions of the FDM process and contains a sophisticated Flight Analysis Program (FAP), unique to each aircraft type, that reconstructs the flight, compares actual data with recommended operational limits and highlights abnormal events and trends. Visualization tools, including 3D animation, allow for the easy review of flight profiles, while a powerful and configurable report editor delivers comprehensive and customizable reports. AirFASE is compatible with all major types of commercial transport aircraft. Jointly developed by Teledyne Controls and Airbus, AirFASE was launched in 2004 and is now utilized by over 100 operators worldwide. AirFASE offers a proven flight data analysis solution that allows operators to maintain their flight operations monitoring programs and comply with regulatory agencies’ recommendations and requirements.
About Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines became Asia’s first airline when they took to the skies in 1941. Since then, Philippine Airlines’ mission and service has been instrumental in uniting nations. Philippine Airlines has become one of the most respected airlines around the world with a modern fleet of aircraft and a route network that spans 32 foreign cities and 22 domestic locations. More information about Philippine Airlines is available at http://www.philippineairlines.com.
About Teledyne Controls
Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Teledyne Controls is a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Teledyne Controls is a leading manufacturer and innovator of a wide range of aircraft data and information management solutions for air transport, business & commuter aircraft, helicopter, and airport applications. Teledyne Controls supports its many airline, airframe, helicopter, and airport customers with extensive product-support bases and worldwide facilities. More information about Teledyne Controls can be found at http://www.teledynecontrols.com.
About Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronics, instruments and communication products, systems engineering solutions aerospace engines and components and on-site gas and power generation systems. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Canada. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies’ website at http://www.teledyne.com.
Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled Airbus to the forefront of the industry. With a turnover of 26 billion Euros in 2007, Airbus today consistently captures about half of all commercial airliner orders. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is owned by EADS. More information can be found at http://www.airbus.com.
About Airbus Customer Services
Airbus Customer Services’ prime role is to help its customers operate their Airbus fleet safely, economically and on schedule. Because each customer has specific needs that require specific answers, Airbus has developed an ‘à la carte’ portfolio of services, called Air+ by Airbus, from which customers can choose. A team of more than three thousand people cover all areas of support from technical and spare parts, to crew and personnel training and aircraft upgrades. Hundreds of technical specialists provide around-the-clock advice and assistance to Airbus customers 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Additionally, there are more than 250 customer support representatives positioned around the world in more than 140 cities and close to the airlines they serve, and an international network of support centers (Toulouse, Washington DC and Beijing), training centers and spares’ stores.
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