Rockwell Collins to provide IFE for C919

Rockwell Collins has been selected by, and signed a Letter of Intent with, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to provide inflight entertainment (IFE) systems for its C919 aircraft.

Rockwell Collins C919 IFE solution, which will be optional selectable seller furnished equipment, includes a variety of system configurations ranging from a high definition overhead video system to an innovative in-seat solution with independent control of individual media players. The available IFE options are derived from enhancements to the company’s proven digital Programmable Audio Video Entertainment System (dPAVES) with high definition capability.

“Customers of the C919 will appreciate the ability to select an IFE design that meets the unique requirements of their respective airline operations and brings new IFE experience to their passengers, ” declared Tommy Dodson, vice-president and general manager, cabin systems for Rockwell Collins.

To deliver the system, Rockwell Collins will team with Shanghai Aero Measurement-Controlling Research Institute (SAMRI) which is based in Shanghai. SAMRI will help design, develop and integrate the IFE system solution into the C919.

“This selection reinforces the trust we have built with COMAC, and the confidence they have in the innovative IFE solution we proposed,” remarked TC Chan, vice-president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins.

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