Rockwell Collins today introduced its new ARINCDirect suite of flight support services for business aviation. The new ARINCDirect consolidates and integrates the company’s former Ascend Flight Information Solutions and ARINC Direct services into one industry-leading solution for flight planning, regional and international trip support, cabin connectivity and flight operations management.
Senior Vice President of Information Management Services for Rockwell Collins, Jeff Standerski, said
“With our acquisition of ARINC in December of 2013, we recognized that we had two portfolios of flight support services from two great companies, each with best-in-class solutions. By combining the best of Ascend and ARINC Direct, business aviation operators can now experience the single most comprehensive portfolio of flight support solutions in the industry, along with the reliable performance, industry-leading technical expertise and outstanding customer service they expect — all from a brand they have come to know and trust.”
Through the new ARINCDirect, Rockwell Collins will offer its more than 3,500 flight support services customers around the globe the latest in intuitive flight planning using state-of-the-art online and mobile platforms; award-winning regional and international trip support; comprehensive weather services; a full spectrum of cabin connectivity options; and flexible and integrated flight operations and scheduling services.
Rockwell Collins will highlight the new ARINCDirect at the company’s exhibit #3099 at NBAA 2014, which will feature a number of new services and capabilities including:
- New extensions of Rockwell Collins’ Flight Operating System (FOS®) that will promote new levels of integration between the ARINCDirect application and the flight scheduling and operations management software
- The latest connectivity capabilities to help keep the cabin and crew connected in-flight
- An innovative tankering feature to help business aviation operators better manage fuel costs
- An integrated weight and balance/performance feature in the ARINCDirect iPad app
Moving forward, Standerski says the company will focus on key enhancements to the portfolio that will make the passenger experience as seamless as home and office environments, and enable operators to manage their business as effectively as possible.
“We’re looking at further integration of our ARINCDirect services with our cabin and flight deck offerings. We also see great potential in analyzing the data that crosses our network, for individual aircraft or across a fleet, to improve efficiency and productivity. With the new ARINCDirect, Rockwell Collins is uniquely positioned to provide our business aviation customers with services for the flight deck, cabin, back office and everywhere in between.”
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins 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, simulation and training, and information management services is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.