Three of Asia’s new airliner programs have looked west for cockpit technology, and, more specifically to U.S. avionics group Rockwell Collins.
Air Arabia has selected the Rockwell Collins dPAVES in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for 44 Airbus A320 aircraft, becoming the first airline in the Middle East to order the system.
In a media conference yesterday here at the NBAA convention, Flight Display Systems explained carefully that cabin electronics is sexy, “in spite of the messy nature of the retrofit business.”
The market for in-flight connectivity is about to step up a gear as passenger power pushes demand to be able to use personal smart phones, laptops and tablet devices, according to leading provider OnAir.
Innotech Aviation has awarded California-based wireless technology specialist Esoteric of Irvine, Calif. an order for 35 ship sets of its SkyPad wireless in-flight entertainment system for Bombardier and Cessna business jets.
According to Innotech, SkyPad is the industry’s first wireless in-flight entertainment and cabin control system integrated with the iPad and Innotech’s I-Ku system through Ku-band Internet.
For a decade, Custom Control Concepts (Stand 683) has been quietly making name for itself in the cabin electronics side of the business aircraft completion and refurbishment industry, providing everything from all-digital high-definition entertainment to cabin management.
Lufthansa Technik (Booth No. 7534) and Panasonic Avionics (Booth No. 8221) yesterday inked an letter of intent committing the companies to jointly develop, build and sell advanced versions of in-flight entertainment and communication (IFEC) and cabin management systems (CMS) for both narrow- and wide-body VIP aircraft.
Honeywell has unveiled JetMap III, the latest upgrade of its cabin information system featuring worldwide three-dimensional perspective views of terrain, ocean topography, enhanced graphics and polar ice views.
Honeywell has unveiled JetMap III, the latest upgrade of its cabin moving map featuring worldwide 3-D perspective views of terrain, ocean topography, enhanced graphics and polar ice views.
JetMap III provides real-time flight data, passenger situational awareness information and data services for news, business, weather and sports. Passengers and crew can customize settings through use of a handheld remote.
The eagerly anticipated arrival of the 787 Dreamliner here at Farnborough yesterday is a major boost to the troubled program’s credibility. If seeing is believing, this first opportunity for much of the global air transport industry to examine the 787 should bolster belief that the twinjet is just months away from entering commercial service– even though this key milestone is set to slip for a seventh time from late this year into 2011.