|Rockwell Collins headquarters. Photo: Rockwell Collins
[Avionics Today 09-03-2014] Rockwell Collins’ Aircraft Information Manager (AIM), the secure data transfer system for Pro Line Fusion, Pro Line 21 and Pro Line 4 avionics, is now European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified 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.
The EASA certified AIM for the following aircraft: the Challenger 300/601/604/605, the Citation XLS+, the Falcon 50/50EX/2000/2000EX, the Gulfstream G150, the Beechjet 400A Pro Line 21 Upgrade, the Hawker 750/800XP/850XP/900XP, the Cessna CJ1+/CJ2+/CJ3/CJ4, the King Air 200GT/350 and the Piaggio P-180 Avanti II.
“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,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager of flight controls, information systems and commercial systems for Rockwell Collins.