Rockwell Collins introduces Spanish language version of Vector safety management system.

Friday 20th March 2015

TOLUCA, Mexico (March 19, 2015) - Rockwell Collins has introduced a Spanish language version of its Vector SMS (Safety Management System) software for its ARINCDirect customers. The Spanish language version of Vector SMS is the first available for flight departments in Latin America, enabling them to implement an SMS solution in their native language. The software is being demonstrated in Booth #104 at this week's AeroExpo 2015.

Vector SMS, provided through a strategic agreement with Polaris Aero, LLC is a safety management program that enables customers to identify flight risks and hazards which, once known, can be addressed via guidance or advisories having a direct impact on safety.

Vector SMS was recently used by ARINCDirect customer Grupo ALFA to obtain Phase I SMS certification from Mexico's civil aviation authority, Mexican Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). "Vector SMS was a key factor in our obtaining approval from the DGAC," said Francisco Gonzalez, Grupo ALFA Chief Pilot. "It is a simple and intuitive software application that helps improve the safety and effectiveness of our entire flight department."

"Mexican-based flight departments now have a proven, integrated software solution which can be used to comply with the DGAC's requirement for operators to implement a Safety Management System," said Bob Richard, vice president, ARINCDirect, Information Management Services for Rockwell Collins. "Our Vector SMS program helps business aviation customers comply with not only Mexico's new SMS mandate but also other countries' as these standards become adopted globally. The Spanish language version of Vector SMS makes safety management systems accessible to even more business aviation customers."

About Rockwell Collins:

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management services is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries. To find out more, please visit

About Polaris Aero:

Polaris Aero, LLC is an aviation knowledge management company specializing in flight risk analysis and safety management systems (SMS). The company was founded in 2007 by former Air Force pilots on a mission to make flying safer. Polaris Aero's products - FlightRisk™ and Vector SMS™ - help pilots and managers make smart decisions by answering the fundamental question: "How do you know what you don't know?" Polaris Aero, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. For more information, please visit:

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