Arinc Direct (stand 575) is adding electronic APIS filing (eAPIS) to its standard portfolio of flight services for corporate aircraft. The eAPIS service is available immediately for flights arriving or departing the USA and its territories.

Both Part 91 and Part 135 operators can build and submit flight manifest information on passengers and crew directly from ArincDirect accounts.

Effective from 18 May under advance passenger information system regulations of the US Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection, pilots of private aircraft are required to transmit electronically notices of arrival and/or departure, as well as traveller manifest information, to the customs department, a minimum of 60 min before departure. The voluntary compliance period ends on 18 May, when electronic transmission becomes mandatory.

The Arinc Direct implementation of eAPIS allows operators to securely build and store their individual traveller (crew and passenger) database, and provides the capability to create, submitand track status of eAPIS manifests. A complete eAPIS manifest is created for printing, faxing, or emailing to carry on-board the aircraft for verification by the customs department.

The feature is fully integrated with ArincDirect's flight planning system, carrying over critical aircraft and flight information along with the computation of US border crossing points and times, necessary for compliant e-APIS filings.

Source: Flight Daily News