Posted on: 20 September 2010 by Mark Howells
The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has chosen Rockwell Collins to supply the cabin core system (CCS) on the new C919 aircraft following the signing of a Letter of Intent between the two companies.
The CCS development for the C919 willInclude innovations from Rockwell Collins’ Venue Cabin Management System.Delivery of the CCS will be by the Shanghai Aero Measurement-Controlling Research Institute (SAMRI) and Cobham. SAMRI will also offer support on the design, development and integration of the CCS, and Cobham will provide the public address system.
“This is the third major package that COMAC has entrusted to Rockwell Collins for the C919 program – a true honour for our company,” proclaimed Kent Statler, executive vice-president and COO, commercial systems for Rockwell Collins. “The flight deck and cabin solutions selected will serve as the next generation backbone that will be featured on this important aircraft.”
“Our work on this programme provides a wonderful opportunity for Rockwell Collins to strengthen and extend our relationships with institutions in this region,” said TC Chan, vice-president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “Through our work with SAMRI, we will be developing the business connections and technical capabilities that will enable both organisations to be more competitive.”
Rockwell Collins’ CCS allows flight attendants to control all subsystems on the aircraft including inflight entertainment, passenger connectivity, lavatory, heating/cooling, and lighting.