US CBP contracts Rockwell Collins for its ARINC Border Management Solutions

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded a contract to Rockwell Collins for its ARINC Border Management Solutions, in a bid to enhance security and improve passenger processing.

Under the contract, Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Border Management Solutions will provide the information systems that receive and transmit advance passenger information (API) and passenger name record (PNR) data.

The company will supply the API and PNR data from worldwide airlines that will be used by the CBP for enhanced management, control and protection of the nation's borders.

Rockwell Collins Commercial Aviation and Network Services vice-president Mike DiGeorge said: “Border security continues to be a major area of focus for governments around the world.

“We are working with these agencies to provide solutions that improve security for everyone. Our ARINC Border Management Solutions give them the information they need in a format they can use.”

The API and PNR data is transmitted by the airlines to the CBP in a consistent format using the company’s ARINC Global Network (AGN), which is said to be one of the world’s largest private ground-based networks.

This will allow the CBP to review passenger information in advance to identify high-risk individuals and take action if required before they arrive in the US.

The AGN supports more than 3,000 participants in the aviation community, including airlines, Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs), airport facility management and government agencies involved with the transportation industry.

Image: The ARINC Border Management Solution will allow US Customs and Border Protection officials to use Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record data from worldwide airlines. Photo: courtesy of Rockwell Collins.