Certifications include Challenger 300/604/605 and Hawker
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 8, 2012) - Rockwell Collins'
Ascend™ Aircraft Information Manager (AIM), which is 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 Bombardier Challenger 300/604/605 and Hawker
"AIM is a huge time saver for flight operations, especially
for uploading critical flight databases that must be
updated every few weeks," said Steve Timm, vice president
and general manager, Flight Information Solutions for
Rockwell Collins. "This is done swiftly through a robust
and secure connection between the aircraft and our Ascend
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, Integrated Flight Information System, Terrain
Awareness Warning System and Surface Management System
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 also comes standard on all Pro Line Fusion
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
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the
development and deployment of innovative communication and
aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and
government applications. Our expertise in flight deck
avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications,
information management, and simulation and training is
delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and
support network that crosses 27 countries.www.rockwellcollins.com.