AviSec Messaging Frequently Asked Questions

AviSec Messaging Frequently Asked Questions

Advance Passenger Information Guide

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec messaging service sends millions of messages every day for more than 3,000 customers. We offer guaranteed delivery of Advance Passenger Information to governments and border agencies. Our solutions ensure that you comply with current regulation and implement aviation security measures. AviSec can handle and convert multiple formats from different airline systems and safely conducts aviation data transfer over the highly resilient Rockwell Collins ARINC AviNet network.

General overview of AviSec airline operations software.

What is Advance Passenger Information?

Advance Passenger Information (API) is passenger data that is typically found within government-issued travel documents, passports and VISA’s:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Country of residence
  • Country of origin
  • Final destination
  • Travel document type
  • Travel document number

The U.S., Canada and E.U. member states require mandatory Advance Passenger Information (API) to be transmitted to the destination country’s government border control agency prior to boarding in order for passenger screening to take place. The information is used securely by the relevant agency to determine potential high-risk travellers who may pose a threat to national security.

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To facilitate the most secure, effective passenger screening possible, Border Management Systems (BMS) rely on mission-critical aviation data transfers between airlines and government entities. The mandatory requirement for the provision of Advance Passenger Information is increasing as more countries subscribe to the benefits of critical passenger data transfer in order to maintain global security in the face of the threat of terrorism.

Applications of AviSec for critical aviation data transfer.

Secure flight passenger data and PNR transmission

In order to ensure that airline data transfer occurs in a secure environment, the Advance Passenger Information System was introduced. APIS electronically collects, stores and delivers API data and is internationally recognised as the standard for data-sharing and passenger processing.

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec messaging services leverages more than eight decades of industry communications experience to deliver proven reliability for these mission-critical transmissions that failure to communicate can lead to fines of up to $5,000 for carriers.

Our AviSec messaging service guarantees 100% reliability and security for passenger data transfer and handles more than 23 million critical aviation and aircraft communications every single day for over 3,000 industry businesses.

AviSec streamlining aircraft communications systems.

Cost-efficient airline security data messaging with AviSec

AviSec messaging offers a high-performance, secure environment with the benefit of transparent pricing to enable simplified budgeting. Meeting mandatory obligations for passenger data transfer requires the exchange of Type B messages on a daily basis. This complex messaging environment can often be unpredictable in terms of cost, as many providers charge on a price-per-character basis.

The unique pricing structure of the AviSec messaging system offers airlines and operators the opportunity to manage passenger data exchange costs with individually tailored plans to suit your requirements. Whether you operate a single executive business jet or an entire fleet of commercial aircraft, our solutions can help you to achieve bottom line targets, while maintaining reliability and security in an industry-leading messaging environment.

Airlines and operators choosing Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviSec can be confident that they are getting the highest possible performance at a wholly affordable rate.

For further information about the applications of APIS and AviSec, contact us to arrange your free messaging audit and find out how you can simplify your passenger data transfer system.

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