Irish company Eirtech Aviation has won a contract with Canada’s second largest airline WestJet for the installation and maintenance of advanced warning cabin pressurisation systems.
The work will be carried out on WestJet’s Boeing 737 fleet.
Eirtech developed a solution to a specific Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Airworthiness Directive.
The directive mandates a further level of warning and awareness for the flight deck crew by improving visual and aural annunciation in the cockpit, which will enable pilots to accurately and safely differentiate between take-off configuration indicators and cabin altitude pressurisation warnings.
Eirtech’s design solution has already received all mandatory approvals from the FAA, European Aviation Safety Association and the Canadian Transport Authority.
Eirtech Aviation CEO, Niall Cunningham said: “Our approved solution means that an Irish company is best placed to provide a global solution to mandated changes that must be implemented by May 2016.”
Cabin pressurisation is a critical element in providing a safe environment for passengers and crew at altitudes of 3,800 metres and above.