Rockwell Collins has signed an exclusive agreement with Kobev International to introduce a new FANS 1/A + and CPDLC training program that incorporates a unique pilot trainer program that emulates a pilot's real world communications with Air Traffic Control (ATC). The emulation program, developed by Rockwell Collins' ARINC Direct business unit, provides a more realistic instructional experience for pilots than traditional classroom teaching alone.

The training covers pilot interface and interaction with onboard aircraft systems supporting CPDLC, Automatic Dependent Surveillance, Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network and Aeronautical Operational Control communications over ACARS® protocols and is available at Rockwell Collins' Annapolis, Maryland facility, Kobev International's KARR facility in Sugar Grove, Illinois, or in-aircraft at a customer's location.