Posted on: 12 November 2014 by Mark Howells
Two China-based carriers, Donghai Airlines and Kunming Airlines, are set to equip their new aircraft orders – 15 Next-Generation Boeing 737s and 5 Next-Generation Boeing 737s respectively – with Rockwell Collins’ PAVES in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution as part of a larger avionics order.
This news is part of a wider announcement from Rockwell Collins regarding six Chinese airlines which have all decided to install various Rockwell Collins products on their new aircraft. The airlines, also including Ruili Air, Loong Air, China Express and Xiamen Airlines, have each signed a contract for a selection of avionics equipment including Rockwell’s MultiScan ThreatTrackweather radar, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) and Head-up Guidance System (HGS). Other aircraft across the contracts are CRJ900s, Dreamliners and A320neos. The PAVES overhead IFE system which Donghai and Kunming Airlines have both opted for includes an HD media server with 160 GB of digital audio and video storage capability, integrated pre-recorded announcements and music as well as embedded Airshow 3D Moving Map technology. PAVES has a reduced size, weight and power consumption in comparison to Rockwell Collins’ previous IFE offerings.