Boeing Aircraft Interface Device

Aircraft connectivity is no longer an option; it’s the standard

High-speed, high-bandwidth data communication between the airplane and ground operations is no longer an option—it is a competitive necessity. Airlines that are fully connected on the ground and in the air can utilize real-time data to help improve flight deck operations, reduce potential schedule impacts, and improve the passenger experience.

To help airlines meet the need for enhanced airplane connectivity, Boeing is introducing the new software-configurable Boeing Aircraft Interface Device (AID) as standard on all in-production airplanes and as a retrofit on all Boeing (and most other) commercial airplane models.

The Boeing AID conforms to 2014/53/EU, Radio Equipment Directive.

One part number, fewer spares needed

The Boeing AID can support many different configurations from one line replaceable unit (LRU). Having one LRU and one part number reduces the number of spare parts needed and makes it easy to support connectivity upgrades or changes.

Airlines also need a solution that works for their entire fleet, and the Boeing AID is built to support both Boeing and non-Boeing commercial airplanes.

The Boeing AID integrates with the Boeing software portfolio to help open new opportunities for optimizing processes, performance, and operations.

Key Features

• Two wireless wide area networks—802.11
• One 4G LTE cellular radio (two SIM cards)
• Flight deck and cabin local area network supported
• Software application hosting and software development kit
• ACARS, L-Band, and Ku/Ka broadband supported
• ARINC 429, 717, and Ethernet (up to 1000Base-T support)
• Solid state drive of 128 gigabytes
• Removable secure data storage card