Posted on: 24 November 2015 by Mark Howells
Following the successful completion of recent trials, Rockwell Collins has confirmed that Aeromexico is the launch customer for its ARINC MultiLink global flight tracking solution.
ARINC MultiLink is designed to provide position reports at least every 15 minutes for flight operations in oceanic and other remote areas. Airlines can also receive notifications when an aircraft has unexpectedly stopped reporting positional data or when the aircraft has deviated from its expected path.
"We fly a number of routes that are outside the US Aircraft Situational Display to Industry (ASDI) radar,” remarked Benjamín Hernández, director corporativo desarrollo tecnológico at Aeromexico. “ARINC MultiLink brings together multiple data sources, allowing us to fine-tune the information we receive to reliably report the location of our fleet of aircraft globally.”
“Feedback from our customers is that ARINC MultiLink is an extremely effective way for an airline to improve flight tracking without increasing its data link traffic—and thus costs,” commented Yun Chong, Rockwell Collins’ vice president of commercial aviation services. “Aeromexico is currently using Rockwell Collins' ARINC Web Aircraft Situational Display (WebASD), enabling it to quickly, easily and very cost-effectively deploy our flight tracking solution.”
ARINC MultiLink can be used with Rockwell Collins' Hermes SkyView display system. For airlines using other aircraft situational display systems, ARINC MultiLink can be provided as an integrated feed.