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Airline Data Transfer

The process of airline data transfer occurs every day across the world, and involves the collection, storage and transmission of hundreds of thousands, often millions of pieces of information including:

  • Airline operational messaging
  • ATS data
  • Flight plans creation, amendment and transmission
  • Secure flight passenger data

Find out more about secure flight passenger data.

Maintaining aviation industry compliance

Much of the airline data handled by the aviation industry must remain secure in accordance with worldwide mandatory regulations issued by governments and aviation agencies, including customs and border control.

Following the tragic events in the U.S. on 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) placed a mandatory requirement for the provision of Advance Passenger Information (API).

More about Advance Passenger Information.

The provision of API allows governments and agencies to screen passenger data prior to flight departure, enabling comparison of such data with global ‘no-fly’ lists. Advance screening of the information results in an expedition of passengers who are deemed ‘safe’ to fly, and pre-selects any that may require additional screening or security checks.

The purpose of API in an increasing number of countries around the world is to monitor and regulate the passage of travellers who may pose a potential threat to international aviation security.

How is passenger data transmitted?

Airline data transfer requires a reliable, secure platform to ensure the integrity of the information remains protected at every stage. Strict regulatory measures are in place, not only for the provision of the data, but also for collection, storage and transmission of such sensitive, personal information.

Advance Passenger Information System, also known as APIS, is the universally-accepted industry system for the handling of passenger data.

Find out more about Advance Passenger Information System (APIS).

How Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec can help with airline data transfer

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec is designed to enhance air transport security, delivering airline passenger data to assist airlines and operators with industry compliance.

An overview of Rockwell Collins' ARINC AviSec aviation security software.

AviSec operates via a secure, Wide Area Network, relied upon by the aviation industry for more than five decades – ARINC AviNet. Leveraging the proven AviNet network enables ARINC AviSec to handle airline data transfer of critical, secure information within one second on a global scale, offering a cost-efficient solution to the challenges posed by increasing requirements for compliance and aviation security.

Every aviation participant, whether operator, airline or airport environment, has an obligation to ensure that international border security is maintained. ARINC AviSec offers a solution that is flexible and seamlessly reliable for airline data transfer, such as API and PNR transmission.

More about PNR transmission.

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See also:

Interactive Advance Passenger Information
Passenger Name Records

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