Airbus Selects Rockwell Collins for FOMAX Program to Digitally Connect A320 Aircraft and Operators

  • Moves airlines toward all-digital operations
  • Significantly extends the quantity of aircraft data available to
    reduce maintenance costs and improve dispatch reliability
  • Represents first major basic hardware position by Rockwell
    Collins on the A320

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#PAS17–In a move that will help airlines shift toward all-digital operations,
Rockwell Collins has been selected by Airbus for the flight operations
and maintenance exchanger (FOMAX) program on the Airbus A320 family of
aircraft. The solution, which keeps operators connected to their
aircraft by deploying the infrastructure for secure wireless
connectivity, represents Rockwell Collins’ first major basic content on
the A320.

“We’re taking another step toward transforming the modern aircraft and
crew to be more digitally connected,” said Steve Timm, vice president
and general manager of Air Transport Systems. “Working together with
Airbus, we’re keeping crews better informed while providing better data
collection and improved analytics to drive operational efficiency and
reduced maintenance.”

Rockwell Collins’ solution for FOMAX features a compact connectivity
unit that collects aircraft maintenance and performance data and
automatically sends it to ground-based operations. The unit also sends
data automatically to the growing number of mobile applications that are
being used by flight crews, as well as into efficiency applications such
as weather, flight planning, logbooks, and maintenance prediction and
performance calculators, all of which bring new levels of productivity
and value to airline operations.

The FOMAX solution builds upon the existing Rockwell Collins SSR-7000
Secure Server Router to also provide the Wi-Fi network for secure crew
connectivity on the aircraft as well as the cellular and terminal Wi-Fi
equipment. It also interfaces with all major SATCOM connectivity types.

Providing FOMAX as a part of the Airbus digital transformation
initiative supports Rockwell Collins’ commitment to delivering the
airborne equipment required for a digitally connected aircraft.

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