Rockwell to provide cabin avionics for Global 5000
Bombardier Aerospace and Rockwell Collins have agreed to develop the new Airshow 21 integrated cabin avionics for Bombardier’s new Global 5000. Airshow 21’s Ethernet-based local area network (LAN) will give users “off-board” data connections, as well as access to printers, fax machines and shared files. For the Global 5000, Airshow 21 will be enhanced by the addition of a wireless LAN to permit users to maintain connections while moving about the cabin. As audio- and video-on-demand become available, digital audio and movie content tailored to the passengers’ desires will also be provided. Collins’ SAT-906 will permit secure voice and data communication worldwide and the addition of Collins’ HST-900 high-speed transceiver will allow access to Internet and corporate e-mail accounts.