Rockwell Collins opens Berlin office to provide flight support services for European operators
Rockwell Collins today announced the grand opening of its Berlin Ascend™ flight information solutions office, which will provide flight support services for European business aircraft operators.
“Europe’s airspace is growing more complex with increasing congestion and regulations,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “The expansion of our presence in Europe and new capabilities to support European operations will allow us to better serve flight departments that face these complexities and provide the most efficient and cost-effective routes possible for their flights.”
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The new office will be located in the General Aviation Terminal area at the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport.
Specific enhancements to the Ascend flight planning tools have been introduced to support European operations. These enhancements include Eurocontrol Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU) routes and validation.
Ascend Regional Trip Support (RTS) for European operators is part of the company’s Ascend™ flight information solutions offering, the industry’s only integrated, one-stop suite of flight operations applications and services. Ascend RTS features self-service tools that are accessible online via Ascend Flight Manager™, as well as full service flight planning, scheduling and dispatch, weather, datalink and dedicated flight watch.
For European-based flight departments that fly outside of Europe, Rockwell Collins will continue to serve their needs with Ascend International Trip Support.
Rockwell Collins’ Ascend flight information solutions are scalable to the size and needs of individual flight departments. These solutions include:
- Scheduling and dispatch
- Flight planning and filing
- Runway analysis / weight and balance
- Worldwide textual and graphical weather products
- Datalink packages for upcoming regulatory requirements (Link 2000+ solution)
- EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) carbon reporting program
- Eurocontrol message management system
- Concierge services
- Fuel services
- Cabin system subscription management, such as TV and other entertainment source
- Automatic data transfer of navigation, terrain, graphical weather and other flight deck databases
- Maintenance diagnostics
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Source : Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)