Rockwell Collins completes first installation of Ascend AIM
Rockwell Collins completed the first installation of the Ascend Aircraft Information Manager (AIM) on a Citation XLS+ business jet and announced that the secure data transfer system for Pro Line Fusion, Pro Line 21 and Pro Line 4-equipped aircraft is now available for operators.
The system was recently certified on an XLS+ owned and operated by Michigan-based Avfuel Corporation, after it was installed by Duncan Aviation.
“AIM brings a level of convenience that is unprecedented in the business aviation industry and maximum security from cyber threats due to its robust design,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “AIM also assures flight departments that their aircraft databases are always compliant and current.”
“AIM will increase our level of safety and reduce the chance that we are flying without having all of the proper database updates,” said Jad Donaldson, chief pilot, Avfuel Corporation. “My flight department is looking forward to using AIM and seeing how it will reduce our workload.”