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Airline Security Data

The term airline security data encompasses a wide range of information collected, used, transmitted and exchanged by airlines and operators around the world.

All participants in the global aviation industry are obliged to maintain aviation security and must fulfil mandatory requirements set by governments and border security agencies. To comply with strict operational conditions, airline security data must be delivered in a timely and reliable manner, and must remain secure at every stage.

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The types of airline security data most commonly handled by airline operations software are:

  • Advance Passenger Information (API)
  • Passenger Name Records (PNR)
  • Cargo manifests
  • Flight operations data

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Mandatory requirements for handling Advance Passenger Information

All over the world, countries are recognising the benefit of screening passengers in advance of international travel to maintain air transport security on a global scale. The purpose of advance passenger screening is to give government and border agencies the ability to track the movements of ‘persons of interest’ and to issue clearance to expedite passenger processing for ‘low-risk’ passengers.

Currently, the United States, Canada and certain EU member states have mandates in place for the provision of API and secure flight passenger data must be delivered in a timely manner before passengers board an aircraft to the destination country. Failure to provide API for participating countries can result in significant fines for airlines and a ‘no-fly’ issue for the passenger(s) involved. In addition to the fine, which in the U.S. can amount to $5,000, airlines can face expensive ground delays.

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How Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec can help

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec offers airlines and operators the ability to remain compliant with the increasing requirement of secure and reliable passenger data transfer.

Using the latest airline operations software gives greater flexibility in the fulfilment of critical regulatory conditions, and ARINC AviSec offers a simple, cost-effective solution for the management of borders through the regulated use of traveller intelligence.

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ARINC AviSec aviation security software is relied upon for the transmission of more than 23 million Type B messages every day, and leverages the proven AviNet network – the world’s largest, reliably secure private global Wide Area Network (WAN) – to enable critical data transfer typically within one second.

What is Type B messaging?

Why choose ARINC AviSec?

ARINC AviSec allows airlines and aviation operators to remain compliant with the conditions set by a country’s authorities for API, aircraft communications and PNR transmission with a pricing structure that is uniquely transparent.

Historically, airlines found the management of increasing mandatory requirements, and the inevitable rising costs associated with secure handling of airline security data, challenging. Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec offers a number of cost-efficient solutions for pricing and billing that simplifies and brings flexibility to operational messaging:

  • Price-per-flight
  • Flat monthly rate
  • Tailored messaging plans

With the backing of more than eight decades of aviation industry experience, Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec is uniquely positioned to deliver passenger data transfer and critical Type B messaging on a truly global scale.

Contact us today to find out how much you could save with ARINC AviSec aviation security software for your airline security data.

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See also:

PNR Transmission
Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)
ARINC AviSec Overview

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