Posted on: 30 September 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Rockwell Collins has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) validation allowing its PAVES Wireless in-flight entertainment system to be installed on-board Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.
This follows the announcement of ALAFCO as the launch customer for PAVES Wireless at Paris Airshow in June this year. ALAFCO is set to install the solution on 85 new Airbus A320 aircraft.
Rockwell Collins plans to announce additional STCs for PAVES Wireless in the coming months.
“Airline passengers are increasingly expecting to have content available throughout their journeys, which presents significant opportunities for airlines to uniquely connect with their customers,” averred Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager of information Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Having a high-performing media distribution solution for the entire aircraft is a must as this becomes reality.”
PAVES Wireless system enables airlines to deliver content including entertainment, news, paid services and shopping using a range of third-party software applications.
Stephanie Taylor, editorial assistant, Inflight / Inflight-Online.com
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