CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 4 Sept. 2014. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officials have certified Rockwell Collins’ Aircraft Information Manager (AIM)—the secure data transfer system for Pro Line Fusion, Pro Line 21, and Pro Line 4 avionics—for use on 22 aircraft models.
AIM securely uploads flight-critical database updates and downloads maintenance information post-flight using available Wi-Fi and cellular data connections throughout the world. Depending on the avionics generation, AIM automatically transfers databases, including: Flight Management System (FMS) navigation, electronic charts, terrain and surface management, among others.
“We continue to see the universal benefits, as evident by these international certifications, in the convenience and time savings that AIM securely provides,” says Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Flight Controls and Information Systems, Commercial Systems for Rockwell Collins. “This is the first round of AIM certification in Europe. In addition to Europe, we are planning certifications in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.”
AIM eliminates the need to carry dedicated laptop computers, floppy diskettes, or USB memory devices. It automatically delivers flight-critical updates to the aircraft wherever it lands, bringing significant time savings to flight departments. Maintenance departments can also access maintenance files from the aircraft on the AIM Web portal.
Rockwell Collins’ AIM is EASA certified for the following aircraft:
- Challenger 300/601/604/605
- Citation XLS+
- Falcon 50/50EX/2000/2000EX
- Gulfstream G150
- Beechjet 400A Pro Line 21 Upgrade
- Hawker 750/800XP/850XP/900XP
- Cessna CJ1+/CJ2+/CJ3/CJ4
- King Air 200GT/350
- Piaggio P-180 Avanti II