Collins Aerospace is launching a new technology platform named Izon that integrates and streamlines business aviation services including flight planning, weather and fleet operations. It says it gives pilots and flight operators a single place to access all of their applications any time and on virtually any device that is connected to the internet.
Previously flight operators would have to log into a different site for each of their services as they prepared for a flight. It says each site would look different and many weren't accessible on mobile devices and Izon not only eliminates those hassles but is also designed with a flexible modern user interface and customisable dashboard to make it the right fit for flight departments of all sizes.
“Izon is a direct result of listening to our customers who were asking for a streamlined way to access all their business aviation services,” says LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager for information management services at Collins Aerospace. “Izon is more than just a portal for Collins Aerospace services, this will be the hub for all business aviation services our customers need.”
Izon users will have access to its ARINCDirect flight support and connectivity services as well as select third party applications. Additional Collins services are expected to be available in 2022, including access to navigation databases for Collins equipped aircraft and its Stage content management and Tailwind TV subscriptions. As the platform grows and evolves, it says the portal will allow for Collins and third parties to also share and conduct data transactions.
“Transforming data into meaningful, insightful information is just one way that Collins is simplifying the business of flight for our customers,” says Dave Nieuwsma, president of Collins Aerospace's avionics business unit.