Posted on: 21 September 2010 by Mark Howells
Rockwell Collins has been chosen by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to provide the cabin core system (CCS) for the latter’s new C919 following the signing of a Letter of Intent between the two companies.
The CCS being developed for the C919 will include innovations from Rockwell Collins’ Venue Cabin Management System which services a wide market of business and regional aircraft. Rockwell Collins will team with Shanghai Aero Measurement-Controlling Research Institute (SAMRI) and Cobham to deliver the CCS. SAMRI will support Rockwell Collins in the design, development and intergration 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.