Rockwell Collins Aviation Messaging Glossary of Terms

Rockwell Collins Aviation Messaging Glossary of Terms

Aviation Data Transfer

Aviation data can take many forms and is collected and distributed in every sector of the aviation industry. Millions of pieces of aviation data are handled every day, including but not limited to:

  • Aviation security information
  • Personal airline passenger data
  • Business-to-business transmissions
  • Aircraft communications
  • Air traffic services messaging

Find out more about airline passenger data.

Meeting obligatory requirements for passenger data transfer

Since 9/11, aviation authorities have been strengthening the mandatory requirements to prevent or monitor the movements of travellers who may represent a potential threat to national and border security. The introduction of Advance Passenger Information (API) requirement is spreading across the globe as more countries recognise the benefits of advance passenger screening.

In the United States, where such aviation security mandates are in place, airlines face fines of up to $5,000 for failure to provide API, and passengers can face removal from the aircraft.

More about Advance Passenger Information.

The collection, storage and transmission of API is also regulated and both airlines and government agencies must adhere to strict privacy guidelines when managing passenger data exchange.

Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) is an internationally recognised method of secure flight passenger data transmission. APIS collects, stores and transmits passenger data securely, and is compliant with regulatory conditions.

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

Additionally, airlines are required to collect and transmit Passenger Name Records (PNR); information that includes basic passenger details, and this also forms a part of the aviation data transfer obligation. Passenger Name Records are not the same as API, and were originally introduced to facilitate passenger data transfer between multiple airlines during the interlining process.

More about Passenger Name Records (PNR).

How can Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec help?

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec creates a secure environment for aviation data transfer, leveraging the powerful ARINC AviNet Wide Area Network, proven over more than five decades of industry operations.

ARINC AviSec aviation security software offers airlines and operators a comprehensive solution for the handling of Type B messaging – used for airline security data and mission critical transmissions for flight operations such as NOTAMS and ATS communications – and passenger data transfer including Passenger Name Record (PNR) transmission.

Find out more about PNR transmission.

Why choose ARINC AviSec?

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC is uniquely positioned in the industry, with the backing of more than eight decades of aviation communications experience, and were the pioneers of ACARS messaging in the 1970s, effectively revolutionising flight deck communications with the introduction of airline data link messaging.

As an industry leader, Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec offers the most comprehensive solution, and a pro-active approach to air transport and aviation security. Our aviation security software efficiently streamlines the messaging environment and delivers the reliability that airlines and operators need in an increasingly challenging industry.

With cost-effective pricing plans that are uniquely tailored to your individual requirements, and transparent billing, ARINC AviSec is able to deliver a unique service to airlines and operators.

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See also:

Applications – Aviation Data Transfer
Applications – Passenger Name Records
Airline security data
Aviation security

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