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AIRCRAFT INTERIORS 2014: Rockwell Collins’ PAVES achieves OEM ‘technical offerability’

Rockwell Collins claims that its PAVES On-demand inflight entertainment (IFE) system has become the first seat-centric system to achieve original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ‘technical offerability’ status for single-aisle aircraft, meaning that it now complies with all line-fit requirements for Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 family requirements.

“This significant accomplishment validates PAVES On-demand as a viable in-seat IFE option for single aisles, and one that delivers maximum reliability at an incredible value,” declared Greg Irmen, vice-president and general manager, Information Systems for Rockwell Collins. “The seat-centric architecture makes maintenance of the system easier and faster, which keeps passengers satisfied and airline operating costs down.”

The system is equipped with a quick-release mechanism to simplify removal and replacement of in-seat displays.

PAVES On-demand can integrate seamlessly with Rockwell Collins’ PAVES Broadcast overhead IFE system, providing airlines with the ability to configure cabins to meet their mission needs, such as in-seat IFE in first class and overhead IFE in economy.

Sichuan Airlines is the launch customer for PAVES On-demand with deliveries scheduled to begin in early 2015.

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