By Tish Drake | October 29, 2012
Rockwell Collins’ Ascend Aircraft Information Manager (AIM) was recently certified for Cessna CJ1+, CJ2+, CJ3, CJ4 and Hawker Beechcraft B200 Series King Air aircraft.
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 (FMS), Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS), Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) and Surface Management System (SMS) databases can be uploaded to the aircraft from anywhere.
“We continue to see great interest, as evident by these latest certifications, in the significant time savings that AIM’s automation brings to flight departments,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions for Rockwell Collins.
Rockwell Collins’ AIM is also certified for Bombardier Challenger 300/604/605; Dassault Falcon 50/50EX/2000; Hawker 750/800XP/850XP/900XP; Hawker Beechcraft B300 Series King Air; and Piaggio Avanti II P-180.
The company expects to announce additional AIM certifications for Cessna XLS+ and Raytheon Premier I/IA aircraft by the end of the year.