Posted on: 08 April 2014 by Mark Howells
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.