Air One in Rome has selected the Flight Data Interface Management Unit (FDIMU) and Wireless GroundLink Quick Access Recorder from Teledyne Controls in Los Angeles to automate the recording and transmission of flight data for its new Airbus single-aisle aircraft fleet.
Air One officials plan to install the systems in 30 Airbus A320 passenger jets, as well as on 60 others currently on option. With these solutions in place, the airline is able to automate procedures previously done by hand in the collection and transmission of important flight information, translating to more timely data delivery.
Air One, reportedly the second-largest airline in Italy, will collect data from its aircraft using the FDIMU data acquisition and recording system. The Teledyne FDIMU takes advantage of the company’s line replaceable unit compression to combine the functionality of a flight-data interface unit, data-management unit, and digital access recorder.
At the same time, the airline will use Wireless GroundLink to ensure the secure transmission of data to ground personnel, as well as to perform additional data-recording functions.
Teledyne’s Wireless GroundLink, designed to speed data delivery times and reduce the risk of data loss, can provide flight data roughly 10 to 15 minutes after an aircraft has landed, trimming days or weeks off common manual data retrieval and transmission methods.
The utility compresses, encrypts, and transmits flight data via the Internet and cellular technology to a ground-based data center, where it is processed and analyzed. For more information, visit www.teledyne.com.