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Rockwell Collins Aviation Messaging Glossary of Terms

Rockwell Collins Aviation Messaging Glossary of Terms

Airline Data Link

Airline data link refers to the connection between two locations, often between an aircraft and a ground station, but also between aviation businesses for the transmission of maintenance records and flight operations information.

As aviation traffic increases, traditional voice communications are simply not enough. Using airline data link allows a migration of many communications from the voice channel, reducing the instances of errors in translation or poor quality voice connection. Efficiency is enhanced, as data link communications enable automatic transfer of complex messages, which results in time savings for these and routine tasks, in turn reducing the cockpit workload.

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Reliable system architecture for critical aviation messaging

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec relies upon a robust Wide Area Network in AviNet, which has been consistently proven over more than 50 years. Aviation data link transfers, typically used for the transmission of critical flight data within one second over the AviNet network, are sent in the form of Type B messages for:

  • ACARS communications
  • Filing flight plans
  • Flight deck weather data
  • Airline security data
  • PNR transmission
  • FBO messaging and contract fuel

Ensuring present and future aviation regulatory compliance As air traffic increases every year, the growing requirement for airline data link becomes more apparent, to enhance aviation security and safety.

Currently, AviSec helps airlines and operators to meet mandatory requirements for the provision of Advance Passenger Information (API). The timely transmission of secure flight passenger data is critical in order for airlines to comply with the regulatory conditions impressed upon the industry by the U.S. and Canada, many regions of the EU and a growing number of countries around the globe.

Advance Passenger Information Exchange must take place between 72 hours and 30 minutes before a flight departs for the destination country and the screening of such data must occur before departure. If these conditions are not met, then airlines and operators face huge fines and could incur expensive ground delays if passengers are refused boarding permission.

More about Advance Passenger Information (API).

Future Air Navigation System (FANS) is an ICAO initiative, part of the Single European Sky (SES), that will allow aircraft equipped with airline data link systems - specifically Controller-Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC) - to use dedicated airspace with increased efficiency in terms of wind speeds and fuel burn.

Why choose Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec?

AviSec provides airlines and operators with complete assurance that all their critical messaging is handled quickly and with seamless reliability at all times. Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec handles over 16 million aviation messages for more than 3,000 customers every day and offers flexible, scalable, flat-rate pricing plans that can be tailored to your individual requirements.

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See also:

Aircraft communications
Type B Messaging

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