Aircraft data communication system and method

  • US 6,816,728 B2
  • Filed: 04/24/2002
  • Issued: 11/09/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/24/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An aircraft data communications system, comprising:

  • a communications device located in an aircraft;

    an avionics information storage device located in the aircraft and in communication with the communications device and a cellular infrastructure, wherein the storage device contains data associated with the aircraft stored therein; and

    a computer remotely located from the aircraft and in communication with the cellular infrastructure;

    wherein, at least one of the communications device and the computer is used for establishing a bi-directional communications channel via the cellular infrastructure between the communications device and the computer and initiating a data exchange therebetween.

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