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Rockwell Collins has certified its ARR-2500 avoidance rerouter under the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) conformance program, the company says. It was deemed compliant to FACE Technical Standard Edition 2.1, which is the latest addition.
“This new certificate reaffirms our commitment to deliver FACE conforming products," says Heather Robertson, senior director of rotary wing solutions for Rockwell Collins. "The ARR-2500 provides another tool to increase situational awareness and safety in the cockpit through cognitive decision aiding technologies.”
The software alerts pilots of potential threats along the planned route and suggests alternative routes. It is embedded, real time and fully interfaces with avionics from Rockwell Collins and other manufacturers. Rockwell's first FACE-certificated product was the MFMS-1000 mission flight management software. Certificated in July 2016, the company says it was the first product in the entire industry to reach that achievement.
Managed by The Open Group, the FACE Technical Standard and FACE Consortium is a government and industry consortium. It aims to define an open avionics environment for all military airborne platform types. Primary objectives of the consortium include creating reusable and interoperable software capabilities while fostering innovation and competition. Rockwell Collins is a sponsor and founding member of the FACE Consortium and holds multiple leadership positions at the steering committee and subcommittee levels.