Posted on: 07 July 2016 by Mark Howells
China-based Shenzhen Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide PAVES Broadcast overhead in-flight entertainment (IFE) on 44 new aeroplanes, including 37 Boeing 737 MAX and seven Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin in July 2017.
Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins commented, “In the cabin, passengers will be pleased with the crisp, high-definition IFE video and audio, and flight attendants will be impressed with the ease of IFE control and reliable automation.”Rockwell Collins’ PAVES Broadcast overhead IFE system significantly reduces size, weight, and power consumption compared to previous overhead system offerings. The system’s High Definition Media Server (HDMS) offers solid-state digital audio and video storage capability, integrated pre-recorded announcements, and music functionality with embedded Airshow 3D Moving Map.Additionally, with PAVES Broadcast, airlines have the option to handle updates of non-encrypted content themselves or through the Rockwell Collins Content Services Group.