COMAC selects Rockwell Collins IFE for C919

Following a signed letter of intent, Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide IFE systems on the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) C919 aircraft.

The C919 IFE solution, with optional selectable seller furnished equipment, offers a variety of system configurations ranging from a high definition overhead video system to an innovative in-seat solution with independent control of individual media players. The available IFE options are derived from enhancements to Rockwell Collins’s proven digital Programmable Audio Video Entertainment System (dPAVES) with high definition capability.
“Customers of the C919 will appreciate the ability to select an IFE design that meets the unique requirements of their respective airline operations and brings new IFE experience to their passengers, ” declared Tommy Dodson, vice-president and general manager, cabin systems for Rockwell Collins.
Rockwell Collins has teamed with Shanghai Aero Measurement-Controlling Research Institute (SAMRI) to deliver the system and help with the design, development and integration of the IFE solution into the C919.
“This selection reinforces the trust we have built with COMAC, and the confidence they have in the innovative IFE solution we proposed,” remarked TC Chan, vice-president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins.

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