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FLYHT Reports First Quarter Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/14 -- 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, 2014.

"Q1 was a mixed emotions type of quarter. We received the first payment for shipments to China on the order out of the 218 units announced in November. Those payments don't show up in revenue in accordance with our revenue recognition policies, so Q1 revenues are below where we would have liked them. On the other hand, costs were also lower so the modified working capital improved and that is very significant for us. We intend to keep the pressure on decreasing costs while increasing our focus on sales and now that our products are certified and being delivered to our customers, we are confident the revenues will grow and costs will remain in check to provide the kind of returns our shareholders expect," stated Bill Tempany, Chief Executive Officer of FLYHT.

First Quarter Highlights Include:

--  Revenue of $1,348,786 which represents a decrease of 21.5% over the same
    period last year.
--  Customer deposits of $1,304,721 an increase of 100.2% over the first
    quarter of 2013.
--  Recurring revenue (AFIRS™ UpTime™ usage) of $921,116, an increase
    of 12.9% over the first quarter of 2013.
--  Net loss of $1,273,101 which included research and development costs of
    $434,695, which if removed would have resulted in a net loss of
    $838,406, an increase of 31.2% and an increase of 197.7% respectfully
    over the first quarter of 2013.
--  Distribution expenses were $780,050, representing an increase of $99,185
    from the first quarter of 2013.
--  Administration expenses increased to $663,344 versus the first quarter
    of 2013 or an increase of $61,972 or 9%.
--  Research and development expenses were $434,695 or $253,871 lower than
    the first quarter of 2013 a reduction of 36.9%.
--  Net finance costs increased $96,554 from the same quarter of 2013 to
    $303,678 in the first quarter of 2014.
--  In January, FLYHT announced the delivery of the AFIRS 228S to L-3
    Aviation Recorders as planned and on schedule.
--  In February, FLYHT announced a realignment of officer roles and named
    Matt Bradley as President, Derek Graham as the Chief Technical Officer
    and Jeff Brunner as VP Certification Engineering and China Operations.
--  FLYHT was recognized as a top ten performer in the Technology & Life
    Sciences Category of the 2014 TSX Venture 50®. The list is a ranking
    of strong performing companies trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.
--  In March, FLYHT signed a contract with an Asian Charter Airline for the
    AFIRS 220 on four Bombardier CRJ aircraft.
--  Also in March, FLYHT signed a contract with the Middle Eastern
    Operations group of an International Cargo Airline for the AFIRS 228 on
    four Boeing 757 aircraft.
--  FLYHT received certification for its AFIRS 228 on the ATR 42/72 aircraft
    from the National Civil Aviation Agency ("ANAC") of Brazil.

For detailed information FLYHT's 2014 First Quarter Report containing the CEO's Message, Management Discussion and Analysis and Financial Statements has been posted to the Company's website and can be accessed at The MD&A and Financial Statements have also been sent to SEDAR and will be accessible at

FLYHT will host a live conference call to discuss first quarter results on Wednesday, May 14 at 11 am MDT (1 pm EDT, 10 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 protected].

An archive of the conference call will be posted on the Presentations and Webcasts section of FLYHT's website ( as soon as it is available.

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™ UpTime™, 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™, automatically streams vital data, normally secured in the black box, to designated sites on the ground in real-time. The Dragon is FLYHT's latest product, a revolutionary light weight portable satellite communications device that blends existing FLYHT technology with that of the iPad.

AFIRS, UpTime, the Dragon, FLYHTStream and AeroQ are trademarks of FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

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Chief Financial Officer
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