West Star, Collins Team Up for G450 Cabin, CMS Upgrade

 - December 23, 2020, 11:36 AM

West Star Aviation has introduced an A-level cabin upgrade bundle for the Gulfstream G450 that includes Collins Aerospace’s Venue cabin management system (CMS) and interior upgrade, the MRO provider announced. The bundle, in which Venue replaces the original ACMS and CMS-1 system, is being offered through a partnership between the two companies at a limited-time price of $800,000 for the first quarter of 2021, which West Star estimates is a savings of $200,000.

Offered at any one of West Star’s four full-service authorized Collins dealer locations—East Alton, Illinois; Grand Junction, Colorado; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Perryville, Missouri—the installation time is estimated between eight and 12 weeks. It can be performed along with any other scheduled maintenance at West Star.

“The original factory-installed inflight entertainment systems are becoming increasingly complex to repair due to obsolete replacement parts, so we’ve developed this unique package offering G450 owners the ability to upgrade both the CMS and interior together, providing considerable savings,” said West Star Grand Junction avionics technical sales manager Walt Marcy.