Greg A. Kimberly - Seattle WA,
Ludwin Fuchs - Seattle WA,
Todd William Gould - Marysville WA,
Fred J. McLain - Bothell WA,
Christopher J. Morgan - Shoreline WA,
The Boeing Company - Chicago IL
G01C 17/00, G01C 21/00, G05D 1/00, G06F 17/00, G06F 7/70
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for transferring information with an aircraft. A connection is established between an onboard electronic distribution system executing in an aircraft data processing system in the aircraft and an on ground component. Responsive to a request for a command from the on ground component, the command for execution is identified. The identified command is sent to the onboard electronic distribution system from an on ground component. A transaction identifier is assigned to the command. A transaction associated with the command is maintained on the onboard electronic distribution system and the on ground component using the transaction identifier. An uplink is initiated by the on ground component. An aircraft software part is sent to the onboard electronic distribution system from the on ground component to perform the uplink.