Rockwell Collins' Ascend Aircraft Information Manager Certified for Three Additional Aircraft

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 23, 2012) – Rockwell Collins’ Ascend™ Aircraft Information Manager (AIM), the only reliable and secure data transfer and maintenance management system available for Pro Line 4™, Pro Line 21™ and Pro Line Fusion®-equipped aircraft, was recently certified for Dassault Falcon 2000, Hawker Beechcraft B300 Series King Air and Piaggio Avanti II P-180 aircraft.

Rockwell Collins announced AIM certifications for Challenger 300/604/605 and Hawker 750/800XP/850XP/900XP aircraft earlier this year, and Dassault Falcon 50/50EX aircraft last year. The company expects to announce additional AIM certifications for Cessna CJ1+, CJ2+, CJ3 and Raytheon Premier I/IA aircraft by the end of the year.

“The time-consuming tasks of updating the aircraft and retrieving maintenance reports are now securely performed by AIM, giving flight crews the flexibility to focus on other flight critical tasks,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

AIM uploads flight-critical database updates, and downloads maintenance information post-flight using available Wi-Fi or cellular links that automatically transfer information to and from the Ascend Data Center. Flight Management System (FMS), Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS), Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) and Surface Management System (SMS) databases can be uploaded to the aircraft from anywhere.

Through the Ascend AIM subscription service, flight departments can monitor the progress and confirm successful uploads by logging on to the Ascend web portal. AIM hardware installation includes Rockwell Collins’ IMS-3500 Information Management Server and DBU-5010E Data Base Unit. AIM enablement also comes as standard on all Pro Line Fusion platforms.

AIM is a key component of Rockwell Collins Ascend Flight Information Solutions, the only offering that gives business jet operators all the tools, services and support needed for streamlined, efficient flight operations from a single source.

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