Ace Flight™ 4600 Not recommended for new designs

General Purpose Airborne Server
This product is not recommended for new designs.
Last time buy based on availability. Contact Factory for more information.
Last time buy: 3/31/2021
Last time delivery: 12/30/2021
Replacement Product:
Ace Flight™ 4608
  • ARINC 600 4MCU, sealed unit with front removable SSDs
  • Intel® Core™ i7 processor with 16GB DRAM
  • Internal Gigabit L2/L3 Managed Ethernet Switch
  • Qualified to DO-160G and FAA PMA Approved
  • 4G LTE/HSPA+/EV-DO Modem
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The Kontron ACE Flight™ 4600 is a complete, highly integrated application-ready platform that is specifically designed to meet advanced communication application requirements for Ethernetbased network installations on both linefi t and retrofi t aircraft. Qualifi ed to D0-160F and optimized for a full range of fl ight information systems, the enhanced Kontron ACE Flight 4600 line isan ideal platform to build applications that include: crew and passenger web servers, flight maintenance or manifest servers, connectivity server, wireless content server and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) servers.

The Kontron ACE Flight 4600 integrates the latest dual core 1.5 GHz Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 16GB of DDR3 memory and up to 1.8 terabytes (TB) of combined SATA SSD storage to address increased demands in performance, software and data access. It supports extensive connectivity and bandwidth with features including an L2/L3 managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch with 11 externally available 10/100/1000BT ports. Designed for aircraft environments, this ARINC 600 4MCU form factor system also features 6 Rx/ 3 Tx ARINC 429 channels, six inputs and four outputs of discrete I/O all in a low power, light weight and natural convection cooled and sealed unit. For easy access and installation, the front panel of the Kontron ACE Flight 4600 features GSM USIM access, 2x removable SSDs, VGA, 2x RS-232, USB and 10/100/1000Base T ports. In addition, Linux and Windows operating systems are supported.


Form Factor ARINC 600 4MCU
Processor Intel® Core™ i7
DRAM 16 GByte of DDR3
Ports 10 ports 1000BT Ethernet, 1 management port 10/100BT
Ethernet 16 port, L2/L3 Managed
Frontpanel VGA, USIM, USB, 2x RS232, 10/100/1000Base T port
Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions (H x W x D) 4.88" (124 mm) W x 7.62" (194 mm) H x 12.7" (322 mm) D



ACE Flight 4600 Datasheet
[ ace-flight-4600_20170920_datasheet.pdf, 1 MB, Jun.25.2021 ]


Ace Flight Server User Manual [restrictions apply]
The Server is a network distribution system designed specifically for rugged airborne applications. The Server Unit includes a high-end dual core processor, a multi-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, and removable mass storage for content. The Server can be used as head end component of an In-flight Entertainment System, data distribution system or other flight communication server applications.
[ 73002003-ug_c.pdf, 7.34 MB, Jun.20.2018 ]

General Safety Instruction
[ general-safety-instructions.pdf, 560.72 KB, Jan.04.2021 ]


ISO Image of AF-4600 Server Test Station Software [restrictions apply]
Part Number: 755-0040-00 Rev B | 73902004-001 (AF-4600 Server Test Station)
[ af4600-sw.jpg, 34.52 KB, Jul.13.2018 ]

ISO Image of AF-4600 FAT Software (FAT RSSD) [restrictions apply]
Part Number: 757-0024-00 Rev B | 5140550-X (RSSD Assembly), Used for FAT Testing
[ af4600-sw_2.jpg, 34.52 KB, Jul.13.2018 ]

Bootable DOS Image of AF-4600 Server BIOS (Standard Config) [restrictions apply]
771-285 Rev C0 (BIOS AF30R200) | Part Number: 73002004-XXX (AF-4600 Server Standard BIOS)
[, 2.02 MB, Oct.26.2018 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 8.9 MB, Dec.17.2020 ]


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