Rockwell Collins has taken the idea of proactive aircraft data transfer a step further — in two directions.


The company’s new Aircraft Information Manager (AIM) allows aircraft to automatically receive all available content updates needed by a flight department, safely and efficiently, regardless of location. The moment the wheels leave the ground, AIM automatically connects with the Rockwell Collins data center through a wireless network connection and within minutes, time-critical updates needed by a particular aircraft are stored on board.The technology serves a number of purposes, including:

  • Ensuring the aircraft is always flying with the latest data.
  • Removing the most time-sensitive and inefficient tasks associated with keeping flight deck content up to date.
  • Enabling the pushing of maintenance reports from the aircraft to the web portal, thereby providing access to maintenance data even when the aircraft is away from base.