Jeppesen signed an agreement with Rockwell Collins to automatically and securely transfer electronic charts via Wi-Fi and cellular networks using Rockwell Collins’s Ascend Aircraft Information Manager (AIM). Operators will be able to use AIM in Pro Line Fusion and Pro Line 21-equipped aircraft to streamline access to Jeppesen flight data, provided through an “enhanced direct connection to the flight deck of the aircraft.” This data includes Jeppesen e-charts, flight management system navigation, performance and V-speed databases and checklist files.
“This agreement with Jeppesen takes yet another step out of the data-loading and -update process,” said Greg Irmen, Rockwell Collins’ flight information solutions, cabin and electromechanical systems vice president and general manager. “Operators can be assured that their JeppView content, such as electronic terminal charts, will automatically be available when they need [it].”
Through the Ascend AIM subscription service, flight departments can monitor the progress and confirm successful uploads by logging on to the AIM web portal. AIM also automatically sends email or text notifications whenever the aircraft databases require attention or when updates are loaded into the avionics, simplifying recordkeeping.