At the Paris Air Show, Rockwell Collins and Comlux signed a global cooperation agreement to supply cabin solutions for Comlux VIP cabin completions. The letter of intent was signed by Scott Gunnufson, Rockwell Collins v-p, commercial systems sales, marketing and customer support, and Richard Gaona, Comlux chairman and CEO.
Under the agreement, Rockwell Collins is providing its Venue cabin management system, VIP seating, divans, Nano 3X interior lighting and optional Inmarsat Jet Connex high-speed satellite communications system. Comlux will install the Rockwell Collins products in customers' Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Sukhoi VIP aircraft, “and on any platform in the future,” said Gaona.
This is the first program combining Rockwell Collins’s Commercial Systems, Information Management Services and the Interior Systems business it added with the purchase of B/E Aerospace in April. “Comlux will be among the first to experience a comprehensive cabin solution from Rockwell Collins that features innovative comfort, entertainment and connectivity solutions all from one source,” Gunnufson said. “We hope we will [complete] many aircraft.”
The move to work with Rockwell Collins also recognizes Comlux’s shift to “something more aggressive,” he explained. Instead of doing completions as singular, customized events that are more like crafting a unique prototype, Comlux is trying to deliver a more reliable and integrated completion product.
Rockwell Collins will help with that by providing those highly integrated systems, according to Gunnufson. “This combines four different engineered systems into one process,” he said.