PAVES PSS certified by AFI KLM E&M for Airbus A330s

Rockwell Collins’ PAVES Passenger Service System (PSS) has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation on Airbus A330 aircraft.The company teamed with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to design, install and achieve the supplemental type certificate (STC) as part of a cabin upgrade for an A330 from AERCAP.
“Obsolescence of legacy reading light and cabin call systems, which are required to sell a seat, will soon become a reality that many airlines have to face,” declared Greg Irmen, VP and general manager, flight controls and information systems, Rockwell Collins. “The innovative installation approach that AFI KLM E&M and Rockwell Collins took during this upgrade and resulting certification makes avoiding obsolescence easy and will more than pay for itself in the long run.”“In a market where we have to propose innovative and cost-effective solutions to our customers, on a tighter schedule, AFI KLM E&M and Rockwell Collins teams created and implemented together a perfect tailor-made answer,” added Sami Smaoui, VP aircraft modification, Air France Industries.

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