ORLANDO, FL (October 18, 2022) – Collins Aerospace has introduced new upgraded features and functionality to its connected platform, Izon™, as announced at the 2022 NBAA-BACE exhibition in Orlando, Florida. These enhancements build on Collins’ mission to transform the disparate and often complex data streams necessary for flight into an integrated, intuitive and mobile platform that simplifies flight, adapts with changing customer needs and transforms data into insightful information.
“Izon’s expanded catalog of feature-rich capabilities provides our business aviation customers with the critical information, data management tools and security necessary to make each flight a success,” said Nazeif Habboub, director of Business Aviation for Collins’ Connected Aviation Solutions business. “The increased tools and customization options bring enhanced functionality to the already intuitive user interface, allowing for simplified and more effective workflows to get customers to their destinations quicker, more efficiently and safely.”
Izon is cloud-based and mobile-friendly, with an open-architecture design to accommodate future enhancements, updates and scale to provide a best-in-class experience in all aspects of flight operations management. With seamless access to ARINCDirect applications, Izon’s latest updates include:
- Enhanced customizable dashboard – users can add and remove applications/widgets from their dashboard as they like as part of the customized workflow within Izon – granting individual control based on the unique needs of the operator and the flight.
- Advanced, real-time weather planning – the METAR and TAF widgets are the first of many dynamic widgets available within the Izon dashboard, providing operators up-to-the-second airport weather conditions from any airport around the globe and creating efficiencies in flight planning and fuel usage.
- Crew and passenger data management – The Contacts application manages the logistical and personal data of everyone on board, keeping everything from passports, visas, contact information and more readily available at a moment’s notice.
- Additional security and improved productivity – Coming early next year, multi-factor authentication (MFA) capabilities that blend seamlessly with Izon’s single sign-on feature to verify user identity without the hassle for multiple passwords across several applications – saving time, increasing security control and improving productivity.
Izon customers currently have access to Collins’ ARINCDirect flight support and connectivity services as well as the recently launched Calendar Exchange application, an intelligent app to plan, manage and connect a flight department’s entire aviation ecosystem. As the Izon platform grows, the portal will allow for additional Collins and third-party applications to share and exchange data.
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit CollinsAerospace.com.