Fully integrated modular data loader

The modular components that make up the Mk.II (laptop host, aircraft-current power supply, ARINC 429 module) are all mounted to a robust chassis mated to its flightline tough carrying case. Efficient storage for the data loading cable and power cord is provided.

The PDL Mk.II is fully compatible with the third-party supplied eESM and other FLS management systems.

Use Cases

Flight line or shop data loading by

  • Airlines
  • MROs
  • Avionics equipment suppliers
  • Aircraft manufacturers
  • Integrated data loader
  • Fully compliant to all A615-3 and A615A aircraft systems
  • Electronic distribution and storage of software parts, physical media (e.g floppies) no longer used
  • Certified by Airbus, recommended by Boeing, used by many airlines & MROs worldwide
  • Fully ruggedized
Key Features
  • ARINC 615/603 and ARINC 615A data loading via standard aircraft Data Loading Connector
  • TechSAT GARDT® Technology for secure data loading according to Airbus Security Requirements for Portable Data Loader
  • Full-ruggedized 10.1” Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 in a polyethylene protector case
  • Direct data loading from USB 3.5” floppy disk, USB DVD drive, USB stick, or HDD media repository
  • Import of load parts from all types of USB media or via LAN to HDD media repository
  • TechSAT GARDT® unit providing 4 Tx and 8 Rx ARINC 429, 4 function discretes, and 1 Ethernet interface for A615A data loading
  • Gigabit Ethernet interface accessible via RJ45 from outside the protector case
  • Three external power operation modes: 230 VAC / 50 Hz, 110 VAC / 60 Hz, and 115 VAC / 400 Hz
  • A615 load cable and A603 load stub cable adapter in cable storage included
  • Fully compliant with standard PDL adapter cables
  • Interface to FLS Management Systems, e.g. eESM Lufthansa Technik

Technical Data

Notebook Features
  • Full-ruggedized Panasonic Toughbook CF-19
  • 320 GB HDD shock-mounted and quick-release
  • 10.1“ 1024×768 XGA touchscreen display
  • Battery:
    • Battery operation: 9 hours (acc. Panasonic)
    • Battery charging time: 4.5 hrs. off / 6.5 hrs. on (with 110 V AC/60 Hz, 230 V AC/50 Hz, or 115 V AC/400 Hz external power)
  • Housed in rugged polyethylen protector case
  • Linux based single board computer
  • 4 A429 transmitter channels
  • 8 A429 receiver channels
  • 4 function discretes
  • 1 Ethernet interface
  • Compliant to Airbus Security Requirements for Portable Data Loader
Interfaces, Connectors
  • Internal connectors (inside protector case):
    • 53-pin ARINC 615 receptacle for connecting the  A615-3 load cable
    • Standard USB port for connecting external USB devices
  • External connectors (outside protector case):
    • 3-conductor C14 power receptacle with ON/OFF switch to connect the PDL to an external 230 V AC/50 Hz, 110 V AC/60 Hz, or 115 V AC/400 Hz power supply
    • RJ45 Ethernet socket with cover (e.g. for LAN access)
Power Supply
  • 230 V AC/50 Hz (via external power inlet)
  • 110 V AC/60 Hz (via external power inlet)
  • 115 V AC/400 Hz (via external power inlet)
Physical Dimensions
  • Size outside: L 462 mm, B 340 mm, H 170 mm
  • Weight in total: 9.5 kg (21 lbs.)
Operating Environment
  • Temp. operating: -10 °C to 55 °C
  • Temp. storage: -20 °C to 60 °C
  • Humidity operating: 30% to 80% RH non-condensing
Software Support
  • PDL GARDT® Frontend for Windows® XP and Windows® 7 32 bit/64 bit
Scope of Delivery
  • Toughbook CF-19, US or DE keyboard
  • PDL GARDT® Frontend CD (PN 202132)
  • A615-3 load cable, 250 cm (PN 602513-025)
  • A603 adapter stub cable, 10 cm (PN 602589-001)
  • 2 Power cables, US and European standard
  • FADEC load cable (PN 1015652)
  • A603 load cable, 200 cm (PN 602829-020)
  • External 3.5” USB floppy drive (PN 1016518)
  • External 3.5” USB DVD drive (PN 1010081)
Part Number
  • 403474 / PDL Mk.II
  • 403475 / PDL Mk.II GARDT