Aerodrome flight information service (AFIS) is a powerful, two-way datalink communication system providing worldwide access to datalink communications via both very high frequency (VHF) and satellite communication networks.
The AFIS® two-way datalink communication system is currently used by more than 3,000 aircraft. Controlled through the aircraft's flight management system (FMS), the AFIS system supports most FMS configurations from all major manufacturers and provides convenient menu driven access to services directly on the aircraft's cockpit display unit (CDU).
The AFIS system's greatest strength is its flexibility, enabling pilots to meet individual communications needs from almost anywhere in the world. With AFIS, pilots always have the best information available at their fingertips, and its two-way messaging enable crews to stay in control of events even while airborne.
• Access to essential digital air traffic control services, communications, winds aloft, and weather
• AFIS flight plan uplink into the FMS saves time and enhances safety by reducing waypoint entry errors
• Automatic or manual switching between VHF and satellite modes
• Automatic position reporting and aircraft event triggers enhance flight following
• Built-in VHF transceiver with auto-tuning processor
• Cabin and cockpit printer interfaces
• Optional data transfer unit (DTU) enables loading/storage of flight plans via 3.5 diskettes
• Optional airborne graphical weather capability
• Optional satellite communications via Aero-C, Aero-H, Aero-H+, and Aero-I
• Supports most flight management systems
• Pilot accessible configuration settings