EASA has certified the Rockwell Collins Aircraft Information Manager, the secure data transfer system for their avionics Pro Line Fusion, Pro Line 21 and Pro Line 4, for 22 models of business aircraft.
Aircraft Information Manager (AIM) can assist airlines and operators with the secure upload of critical flight updates and downloads of maintenance information using WiFi and cellular data connections across the globe. With automatic transfer, including Flight Management System (FMS), electronic charts, navigation and more, depending upon the avionics generation, the AIM system is set to take the business aviation industry by storm.
EASA certified the system for the following models of aircraft:
- Falcon 50/50EX/2000 and 2000EX
- Citation XLS+
- Challenger 300/601/604 and 605
- Gulfstream G150
- Hawker 750/800XP/850XP and 900XP
- King Air 200GT and 350
- Piaggio P-180 Avanti II
- Beechjet 400A Pro Line 21 Upgrade
Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager of flight controls, information systems and commercial systems for Rockwell Collins said, “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.”