Swissair and Honeywell will later this year begin trials of new avionics designed to ease the flow of cockpit and cabin data on and off aircraft.

Honeywell will fit its Total Aircraft Information System (TAIS) in a single Airbus A321 as part of a collaborative project called SkyLink to be run with Swissair's information technology unit Attraxis at Zurich Airport.

The programme will explore the use of the 'gatelink' at-airport datalink, conventional satellite communications (satcoms), and a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology file-server on the aircraft.

Source: Flight Daily News