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CarteNav Certifies AIMS-ISR to DO-178C level D

Important Milestone for Evolving C4ISR Solutions

CarteNav’s AIMS-ISR mission software has been successfully certified by Transport Canada to DO-178C level D of FMS integration capabilities, including automated flight planning and enhanced navigation data transfers, the Nova Scotia-based company announced on 14 September.

This qualification marks the end of a three-year development powered by a wholly Canadian team of CarteNav software developers, with aircraft integration conducted by PAL Aerospace, engineering and testing by PAL Engineering and advisory support by Certification Center Canada (3C). The newly qualified capability advances the critical link between ISR operators in the back with flight crew in the front – providing the exceptional situational awareness and efficiency that AIMS-ISR operators have come to expect.

The new flight planning capabilities enable mission operators to create flight plans within AIMS-ISR contextualised with sensor and mission data. Operators can then push those flight plans to the cockpit FMS for acceptance by the flight crew. This integration is compatible with multiple FMS installations, with AIMS-ISR supporting cross-fill functions for safe and efficient flight deck management. These integrated flight planning capabilities are available during all ISR phases of flight – improving operator situational awareness and efficiency.

Our team always strives for rock-solid reliability and operator situational awareness. DO-178C certification for integrating critical navigational functions of an ISR platform is, therefore, an important milestone for our evolving C4ISR solutions,” commented Carl Daniels, COO of CarteNav. “Achieving DO-178C certification makes AIMS-ISR one of only a few tactical mission management systems to meet the highest standard of commercial airworthiness certification.”

Typical of the demanding conditions faced by CarteNav clients is Heliwest, based on Australia’s rugged west coast, where SAR operations are extremely complex. (Photo via CarteNav)

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