Dassault Falcon Services has selected the Rockwell Collins Skybox and Venue products for retrofit on a Falcon 2000EX.
Skybox is an audio/video on-demand device that allows passengers to bring their own content on their Apple devices and share it with other passengers. According to Rockwell Collins, “With one terabyte of onboard storage capacity, Skybox is the first airworthy solution to securely stream digital rights management Hollywood-protected content both to cabin displays and to Apple devices brought on board.” Skybox can also be used to mirror a presentation, photos, documents and other compatible files from an iPad to cabin monitors.
The 2000EX retrofit will be the first aftermarket integration of the Venue cabin management system with Skybox, and it should be completed this summer.
Skybox has been retrofitted to a Gulfstream G550 by West Star Aviation and is being fitted to a Boeing BBJ.
At EBACE, Rockwell Collins (Booth 423) is also highlighting its Pro Line Fusion flight deck, which now also comes in a touchscreen version. The Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance System head-up display (HUD) installed in Bombardier’s Global 5000s and 6000s features a unique synthetic-vision display on the HUD. The Global 5000 and 6000 and Gulfstream’s G280 are the first jets to be certified with Pro Line Fusion flight decks, although the G280’s avionics suite is branded as Gulfstream PlaneView. Pro Line Fusion is also featured in upcoming new aircraft such as the Embraer Legacy 450 and 500 (the 500 is here at EBACE at the static park), Learjet 85, AW609 tiltrotor, Bombardier CSeries and Mitsubishi Regional Jet.
Rockwell Collins is also highlighting its Ascend flight information solutions division at its EBACE exhibit, including new features for its Flight Operations System (FOS) scheduling and dispatching solution. These include “a highly integrated flight tracking tool, an enhanced trip request module and a filtering option for airport databases.”