Posted on: 30 June 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Lufthansa Technik has completed the first ever retrofit of a nice cabin management and in-flight entertainment (CMS/IFE) system on a Bombardier Global Express aircraft.The installation has been successfully completed in cooperation with H4 Aerospace (UK) Ltd, an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Design Organization Approval (DOA) and was carried out during the 8C-check, a maintenance procedure which is performed on a Global Express aircraft every 10 years.The aircraft owner has opted for a complete refurbishment of the interior, together with the Lufthansa Technik nice system tailored to the customer’s requirements to update the cabin’s CMS/IFE technologies.CEO of H4 Aerospace (UK) Ltd, Russell Wenman commented, "This project showed how a vision can be turned into reality. With the Supplemental Type Certificate in place, we will be able to add this kind of retrofit to any future Global airframe overhaul downtime.""The system features the latest state-of-the-art technologies, including intuitive passenger control panels, the niceview high-resolution moving map system, iPod integration and WiFi Network,” declared Andrew Muirhead, Director of the Innovation Business Unit of Lufthansa Technik. “We even have an option of controlling the system via an iPhone App – a unique feature that places control at the user’s fingertips."