Ace Flight™ 4608

High Performance Avionics Server
  • ARINC 600 4MCU, Air-Flow-Through with Front Removable Storage
  • Intel® D-1539, 8-Core Processor with 32GB DDR4 ECC RAM
  • L2/L3 Managed Ethernet Switch
  • Dual 4G/LTE Modems
  • Qualified to DO-160G and FAA PMA Approved
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The Kontron ACE Flight 4608 integrates the Intel® Xeon® processor D-1539 (1.6 Ghz) and includes 32 gigabytes (GB) of ECC DDR4 memory and up to 1.6 terabytes (TB) of fixed SATA SSD storage and two Removable SDDs with up to 1.6TB of storage each. It supports extensive connectivity and bandwidth with features including a dual4G/LTE modem for global access, an L2/L3 managed Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch with 10x GbE Ports, 6 Rx (fixed), 1 Tx/Rx (Configurable) ARINC 429 channels and 2x Coax antenna connections for diversity.  Its rugged 4MCU air flow through design meets harsh environmental aircraft requirements in a low power and lightweight unit. Bringing datacenter-grade performance to commercial aircraft, the ACE Flight 4608 is a complete, highly integrated application-ready platform specifically designed to meet sophisticated communication application requirements. The powerful server offers an optimal platform for a comprehensive range of flight information systems including crew and passenger web servers, flight maintenance or manifest servers, connectivity server, wireless content server, In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) servers, and virtualization of software.


Form Factor ARINC 600 4MCU, air fl ow through
Processor Intel® D-1539, 8-Core Processor, 1.6 GHz, 12 MByte Cache
DRAM 32 GByte DDR4-2133, ECC
Operating System Linux™ Ubuntu 16.04 LTS; Support for other Linux distributions and Windows® Server
Security TPM 2.0 On board; Kontron WiBu Security Feature
Ports 10x 10/100/1000BT Ethernet Ports (switched) on ARINC 600 Connector
Ethernet L2/L3 Managed Ethernet Switch
Wireless connectivity 2 LTE/4G cellular modems for global access (one modem active)
Frontpanel 4 (2 per modems) Front accessible SIM slots (3FF / micro-SIM)
Storage 2 Removable Solid State Drives (RSSD), capacity up to 8TB per RSSD
Audio 2 Channel Audio Outputs
USB USB 2.0 on ARINC 600 Connector, can be used for interfaces to Aircraft Personality Module (APM) or
USB 2.0 devices
Frontpanel USB 2.0, USB 3.0, RS-232(switch & processor), RJ45 (Ethernet), dual uSIM per modem; LED for Power On,
System Operation and Modem Link Status
Weight 12.4 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 4608 Datasheet
[ ace_flight_4608_datasheet.pdf, 999.75 KB, May.24.2023 ]


User Guide [restrictions apply]
[ 73002008-ug_a1.pdf, 2.65 MB, Jun.08.2020 ]


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


[, 13.61 MB, Sep.03.2018 ]


Ace Fleet Connect AF4608
[ ace-fleet-connect-datasheet.pdf, 285.53 KB, May.27.2024 ]

SGOS Middleware AF4608
[ sgos-datasheet.pdf, 678.12 KB, May.27.2024 ]


Dual Modem Application Note [restrictions apply]
[ af4608-dual-t-modem-operation-app-note.pdf, 158.06 KB, Mar.05.2021 ]


PMI 144 [restrictions apply]
[ pmi-144.pdf, 249.28 KB, Sep.03.2018 ]


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


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