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Aviation Security Software

Aviation security software is designed to handle the inordinate amounts of data produced in the aviation industry on a daily basis.

Government and border agency mandatory requirements insist that aviation data must be collected and exchanged in a secure and reliable manner, and airlines and operators face significant fines if conditions are not met.

Aviation security software must integrate seamlessly with Border Management Systems, airport operational systems and airline Departure Control Systems to ensure aviation security is maintained across the entire messaging environment.

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The advantages of reliable aviation security software for airports

Management of the airport environment can be made less complex with the integration of aviation security software, which can provide a secure network for critical messaging.

With requirements for aviation security ever-tightening, measures must be in place to give airports the reliability they need to achieve compliance, while maintaining maximum operational productivity and managing costs. Reliable aviation security software can provide the solution, and can seamlessly bridge the gaps to deliver holistic integration across all areas of operation, including:

  • Physical airport security
  • Passenger data transfer
  • Type B messaging between aviation businesses
  • Aircraft communications
  • Flight operations messaging
  • ATS

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Facilitating passenger data transfer

Passenger data transfer requires a robust, reliable solution to ensure information is collected, stored and transmitted securely. Governments and security agencies issue strict, mandatory regulations to safeguard personal passenger data from vulnerabilities that could lead to unauthorised access.

There are two main types of airline passenger data collected and exchanged by airlines and government agencies:

  • Advance Passenger Information (API)
  • Passenger Name Records (PNR)

Although both forms contain similar information, they differ in terms of use and mandatory requirements.

Advance Passenger Information is an increasing requirement of countries around the world for advance screening of travellers to determine levels of risk in the movement of potential terrorist activity.

Find out more about Advance Passenger Information.

Passenger Name Records were originally introduced to assist airlines with interlining passengers – those who use multiple airlines in the same journey to reach their destination – and the transfer of their luggage.

More about Passenger Name Records.

How ARINC AviSec aviation security software streamlines passenger data exchange

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec offers airlines and operators a flexible, cost-effective solution to assist in the fulfilment of mandatory obligations for secure handing of airline passenger data.

AviSec is already the aviation security software solution of choice for thousands of aviation users, handling millions of critical operational messages every day over a flexible, yet seamlessly secure platform. There has never been a greater need in the aviation industry for reliability, with security measures tightening and cost-effectivity as costs rise with the responsibility of compliance.

ARINC AviSec ticks all the boxes for airlines and operators, facilitating a streamlined environment for critical passenger data transfer and the exchange of Type B messaging.

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See also:

Technical Advantages of AviSec
Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)

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