FLYHT Reports First Quarter Results
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/13 -- FLYHT Aerospace
Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FLY) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") a leading
provider of real-time data communications technology for the aviation
industry today reported financial results for its first quarter ended
March 31, 2013.
"During the quarter we continued to demonstrate progress in our long
term growth strategy and are off to a solid start for 2013 with first
quarter revenue results that were up 54% over the same period last
year," stated Bill Tempany, President and Chief Executive Officer of
FLYHT Aerospace. "Our ongoing work is paying off through major both
major OEM and government support."
First Quarter Highlights Include:
-- Revenue of $1,717,136, which represents an increase of 54.0% over the
same period last year.
-- Recurring revenue (UpTime usage) of $815,874, an increase of 7.3% over
the first quarter of 2012.
-- Net loss of $970,136 which included research and development costs of
$688,566, which if removed would have resulted in a net loss of
$281,570, a reduction of 55.4% and 70.7% respectfully over the first
quarter of 2012.
-- Distribution expenses were $680,865 representing a decrease of $288,103
from the first quarter of 2012.
-- Administration expenses increased to $601,372 versus the first quarter
of 2012 or an increase of $38,933.
-- Research and development expenses were $688,566 or $524,593 lower than
the first quarter of 2012.
-- Net finance costs increased $100,872 from the same quarter of 2012 to
$207,124 in the first quarter of 2013.
-- Signed a contract with a Nigerian airline to install AFIRS 220 on five
Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.
-- A master service agreement was signed in January with Jabil Defense and
Aerospace Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jabil Circuit, Inc. to
manufacture the AFIRS 228 product line.
-- Received an activation Supplemental Type Certificate ("STC") for the
AFIRS 228 for the CRJ-900 Series aircraft.
-- An activation STC for the AFIRS 220 for the Bombardier DHC 8 - Q400
series aircraft was received.
-- Received a provisions STC for the AFIRS 228 for the Boeing B737 NG
-- Installations of AFIRS 220 commenced in Ch
ina on aircraft of three new
-- Jabil Defense and Aerospace began manufacturing the AFIRS 228B for FLYHT
-- Delivered a major software release to CMC to further the Royal Saudi Air
-- Shipments commenced of the AFIRS solution to its first South American
For detailed information FLYHT's 2013 First Quarter Report containing
the President and CEO's Message, Management Discussion and Analysis
and Financial Statements has been posted to the Company's website and
can be accessed at
MD&A and Financial Statements have also been sent to SEDAR and will
be accessible at www.sedar.com.
FLYHT will host a live conference call to discuss first quarter
results on Wednesday, May 8 at 8 am MDT (10:00 am EDT, 7 am PDT).
To access the conference call by phone within Canada and the U.S. the
toll-free number is 1-800-319-4610. Outside Canada and the U.S., dial
1-604-638-5340. (Callers should dial in five to 10 minutes prior to
the scheduled start time).
Management will accept questions by telephone and e-mail. Individuals
wishing to ask a question during the call can do so by pressing (i)1.
Also questions can be forwarded in advance or during the conference
call to email@example.com.
An archive of the conference call will be posted on the Presentations
and Webcasts section of FLYHT's website (www.flyht.com) as soon as it
About FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
FLYHT 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(TM) UpTime(TM), allows airlines to monitor and
manage aircraft operations anywhere, anytime, in real time. If an
aircraft encounters an emergency, FLYHT's triggered data streaming
mode, FLYHTStream(TM), automatically streams vital data, normally
secured in the black box, to designated sites on the ground in real
AFIRS, UpTime, FLYHT, FLYHTStream and AeroQ are trademarks of FLYHT
Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
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FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.
Thomas R. French, CGA
VP Finance and CFO
The Howard Group Inc.
Investor Relations, Senior Associate
(888) or (403)-221-0915
Bristol Institutional Relations
(905) 326 - 1888
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