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Hi Fly invests in technological enhancement of its fleet


28 April 2016


Hi Fly invested US$1.5 million at list price in the technological upgrade of its entire fleet to the new TCAS 7.1 system, complying with the latest European safety requirements.

The improvements introduced by the system’s new version allow it to monitor the aircraft’s compliance with its resolution advisories (RA). In case the system detects that an aircraft is not responding correctly to an RA, it will issue a reversal RA to the other aircraft involved. The update also converts the “Adjust Vertical Speed, Adjust” RAs to “Level-Off, Level-Off” RAs.

TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) is a collision threat alerting and traffic displaying system designed to increase the safety of aircraft in the airspace. This equipment provides traffic advisories (TAs) and recommends escape maneuvers to restore the safe vertical separation between aircraft.

Hi Fly is an EU - OPS carrier, FAA approved, EASA and IOSA certified. The Group it belongs to, chaired by Paulo Mirpuri, owns 20 aircraft and half of them are operated by Hi Fly, exclusively available for wet lease worldwide. Wet leasing (supply of aircraft with crew, maintenance and insurance) is Hi Fly core and sole business, therefore unmatched operational expertise in this very specific field has been developed over several years of experience.

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