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Type B Messaging

Type B messaging is an International Air Traffic Association (IATA) standard form of secure aeronautical communication exchange commonly used for the transmission of mission-critical aviation data such as:

  • ACARS communications
  • Flight weather data
  • Flight plan filing
  • Passenger data transfer
  • Flight operations data

Find out more about passenger data transfer.

The introduction of Type B messaging proved to be a more reliable option than the previously-used Morse code, which was the generally accepted means of aviation messaging in pre-war times. After World War II, the growth in commercial aviation and long-haul flights highlighted a need for greater efficiency, and the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) was implemented.

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Secure flight operations messaging using Type B

Flight operations transmissions must follow a framework of regulatory conditions set by governments and agencies to ensure security. Type B messaging is the only true form of secure transmission and exchange of data between aviation businesses and operators.

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Aircraft communications such as ACARS messaging and flight deck weather data are transmitted over Type B to ensure timely and reliable delivery to enable flight operators to minimise ground delays and maintain operational productivity.

Failure to adhere to regulatory conditions can result in heavy fines for operators, for example, today, many countries insist on the provision of Advance Passenger Information (API) to facilitate passenger screening and failure to do so in the U.S. can lead to fines of up to $5,000.

Find out more about Advance Passenger Information (API).

How Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec secures Type B messaging

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec operates over the proven ARINC AviNet network, a part of Rockwell Collins’ Managed Services division and relied on by aviation operators for more than fifty years. Leveraging the high-performance, Wide Area Network capabilities, ARINC AviSec is able to deliver secure flight passenger data within one second, supporting multiple protocols - both IP and legacy.

Find out more about the technical advantages of ARINC AviSec.

Why choose ARINC AviSec?

As threats to aviation security continue to increase across the world, more countries are recognising the critical need to perform advance passenger screening to strengthen border security. ARINC AviSec aviation security software integrates seamlessly into airport and border management systems to provide a secure environment for passenger data exchange and airline operational information.

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Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec is a high-performance, cost-effective solution to enable airports, airlines and operators to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements on a global scale. With individually-tailored pricing plans and flat-rate solutions, transparency can be realised within aviation budgeting that has historically been unpredictable in the industry.

With the backing of more than eight decades of aviation communications experience and understanding, ARINC AviSec is the clear choice for all your Type B messaging needs.

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See also:

Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)
Aviation security software

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