Aircraft maintenance gets streamlined with new certifications for Rockwell Collins' Ascend Aircraft Information Manager

Rockwell Collins’ Ascend™ Aircraft Information Manager (AIM), which is the only reliable and secure data transfer and maintenance management system available for Pro Line 4™, Pro Line 21™ and Pro Line Fusion®-equipped aircraft, was recently certified for Bombardier Challenger 300/604/605 and Hawker 750/800XP/850XP/900XP aircraft.

“AIM is a huge time saver for flight operations, especially for uploading critical flight databases that must be updated every few weeks,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “This is done swiftly through a robust and secure connection between the aircraft and our Ascend data center.”

AIM uploads flight critical database updates, and downloads maintenance information post-flight using available Wi-Fi or cellular links that automatically transfer information to and from the Ascend Data Center. Flight Management System, Integrated Flight Information System, Terrain Awareness Warning System and Surface Management System databases can be uploaded to the aircraft from anywhere.

Through the Ascend AIM subscription service, flight departments can monitor the progress and confirm successful uploads by logging on to the Ascend web portal.

AIM hardware installation includes Rockwell Collins’ IMS-3500 Information Management Server and DBU-5010E Data Base Unit. AIM also comes standard on all Pro Line Fusion platforms.

AIM is a key component of Rockwell Collins Ascend Flight Information Solutions, the only offering that gives business jet operators all the tools, services and support needed for streamlined, efficient flight operations from a single source.

Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: May 8, 2012