Navigation Database Distribution at the Press of a Button
Optimize Data Distribution, Configuration Control and Regulatory Compliance
Teledyne’s GroundLink® Dataloading allows airlines to efficiently manage and transfer Software Parts (SPs) and navigation databases to their aircraft, instantaneously and reliably, with the press of a button. This integrated system enables airlines to transition from manual SP distribution based on floppy disks, CDs and paper-based methods, to a paperless and automatic distribution process. By reducing the steps and time required to perform manual loads, Teledyne’s GroundLink® Dataloading solution accelerates information delivery, minimizes costs and optimizes efficiency and process management.
Software Part Management from Desktop to Aircraft with LSE
The first component of the GroundLink® Dataloading solution is Teledyne's Loadstar® Server Enterprise (LSE), a ground-based software system featuring a web user interface that centrally manages the configuration, storage and electronic distribution of software parts to and from an airline’s data loaders and airborne servers. From software part receipt, validation and distribution, to loading and load record keeping, LSE streamlines the entire data distribution process, thus reducing manual efforts and improving the operator’s ability to demonstrate regulatory compliance.
Fleet-wide Wireless Distribution with the Wireless GroundLink® System
The data distribution and loading process can be automated even further with the GroundLink® Comm+ system current or WQAR that provide cellular wireless connectivity between LSE and the onboard Ethernet-based data loaders, such as Teledyne’s enhanced Airborne Data Loader (eADL). This allows software parts to be electronically distributed and loaded automatically across the entire fleet. No More Floppy Disks and Faster Data Loading with the eADL
No more Floppy Disks and Faster Data Loading with the eADL
With the eADL connected via Ethernet to the GroundLink® Comm+ system or WQAR unit, software parts can be wirelessly transmitted from the LSE ground system directly to the eADL. From there, at the operator’s command, the software parts can be loaded directly to the target LRUs. This reduces data loading time, eliminates the need to reproduce, distribute and load countless floppy disks each month, and keeps human intervention to a minimum. Another benefit of Teledyne’s eADL is its internal mass memory, which provides ample storage for onboard retention of past, present and future versions of airborne software applications and databases, facilitating LRU reloading at any location.