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Flexible and Easy-to-Use Solutions for ARINC 717 Flight Line Test

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Ballard Flight Line Testers enable Windows computers to display ARINC 717/573 data from a Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) or Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit (DFDAU). These easy solutions use both wired and wireless connections and are modern replacements for legacy flight line testers.

The TS 717 Test Set for ARINC 717 is a convenient, easy-to-use tool for test and maintenance of aircraft systems that are tied to the Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR). The compact interface/cable hardware is conveniently stored in a rugged carrying case for easy transport and quick deployment.

The webFLT™ is a wireless functional tester for aircraft systems using the Digital Flight Data Recorder ARINC 717 bus. It connects directly to the aircraft system test plug and transfers data to the test computer via an 802.11 b/g wireless link, eliminating cabling in the crowded cockpit that can be tripped over or damaged.

Applications

  • Flight line and AOG support
  • 717 (and optional 429) analysis, test, and simulation
  • Avionics validation/testing
  • Data recording

Innovative Wired and Wireless Flight Line Test Solutions

TS 717 Flight Line Tester for USB

The TS 717 is a portable USB-powered test set that enables Windows computers to display ARINC 717/573 data from a Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) or Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit (DFDAU).

Key Features

  • Receives, displays and transmits ARINC 573 and 717 data
  • Displays data in multiple radices
  • Shows bus speed and position status
  • Auto speed and sync detection
  • Selectable word, subframe, and superframe
  • Intuitive graphical software display
  • Rugged case allows unit to be stored with cables connected for quick setup

webFLT Wireless Flight Line Tester

The webFLT is a functional tester for aircraft systems using the Digital Flight Data Recorder ARINC 717 bus. It connects directly to the aircraft system test plug (on Boeing 737, 757, and 767 aircraft) and transfers data to the test computer via an 802.11 b/g wireless link, eliminating cabling in the crowded cockpit that can be tripped over or damaged.

Key Features

  • Easy to use
  • Receives and displays ARINC 573 and 717 data
  • Secure 802.11 b/g wireless
  • Displays data in multiple radices
  • Shows bus speed and position status
  • Auto speed and sync detection
  • Selectable word, subframe, and superframe
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Avionics Flight Line Test Model Comparison

 TS 717webFLT
ProtocolARINC 717 (3R, 2 biphase/1 bipolar)ARINC 717 (2R2T); ARINC 429 (8R4T) available as an option
Connection to AircraftIncluded cable connects the hardware to the aircraft test connector on Boeing 737, 757 and 767 aircraft; 44-pin mating connector included for building custom cable for other usesHardware mounts directly to system test connector on Boeing 737, 757 and 767 aircraft (kit also includes 12 in. extension cable for use between system test connector and webFLT if needed)
Connection to Computer*Included USB cable connects hardware to the USB port on any Windows® computer or tabletWireless connection (IEEE 802.11 b/g) between hardware and any Windows® computer or tablet (view list of available wireless networks and connect to the 'webFLT', then launch the ARINC 717 Flight Line Tester Utility Software to begin testing)
SoftwareARINC 717 Flight Line Tester Utility Software, CoPilot Test & Analysis SoftwareARINC 717 Flight Line Tester Utility Software
PowerPowered by a single USB portPowered by the aircraft test connector

*User supplied computer is required; not included.

ARINC 717 Flight Line Tester Utility Software (included with both)

Launch the ARINC 717 Flight Line Tester Utility Software to begin testing. When connected to an ARINC 573 or 717 databus, the test software automatically senses and adjusts to the bit rate (from 64 to 8192 words per second). It then synchronizes to the sync words in the serial data stream. Status is continuously reported including the bus speed, state of the sync, and current subframe and superframe. To display a particular flight data parameter, the operator specifies the word by entering the desired word number, subframe, and superframe. The display is updated each time the specified word is received. Subframes may be specified uniquely or as odd, even, or all. Specify superframes uniquely or all.

FLT Tester Software on Tablet

Tester software running on a rugged tablet (tablet not included)

CoPilot Interactive Software (included with TS 717)

CoPilot® test & analysis software provides easy-to-use, interactive tools for databus test, analysis, and simulation. CoPilot simplifies project development and provides added productivity through virtual instrument displays, flexible monitoring & analysis tools, and a powerful scripting engine.

CoPilot can be used with both ARINC 717 and optional ARINC 429 protocols.

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CoPilot Software on Tablet

CoPilot software running on a rugged tablet (tablet not included)

Ordering Information

Select your desired flight line avionics test model(s) in the table below. For more information or to request a quote, call +1.425.339.0281 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Flight Line Avionics Test Models

StyleModel NumberDescription
TS 717TS-UA1401-01Test Set for ARINC 717
TS-UA1431-01Test Set for ARINC 717 and 429
Same as above, but interface also supports ARINC 429 (8R4T)
webFLTTS-webFLT-01Wireless Flight Line Tester Kit for ARINC 717

What's Included with the TS 717

ARINC 717 databus to USB interface (also available with ARINC 429)
• ARINC 717 aircraft cable, 10 ft. length
• Locking USB cable
• 44-pin mating connector for building custom cable
• ARINC 717 Flight Line Tester Utility Software
CoPilot Test & Analysis Software
• Rugged carrying case

What's Included with the webFLT

• webFLT hardware
• Extension cable, 10 in. length
• ARINC 717 Flight Line Tester Utility Software
• Rugged carrying case

Cables & Accessories

A wide variety of cables and accessories are available to complement these products.
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