Rockwell Collins’ PAVES seat-centric in-flight entertainment (IFE) system has entered into service with Biman Bangladesh Airlines on its new Next-Generation Boeing 737-800. “This is an exciting moment for Rockwell Collins and one that highlights the shift taking place in the IFE market,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Information Systems for Rockwell Collins. “It is gratifying to see the unique, personal touch that Biman was able to put into the design of its PAVES system using the Rockwell Collins GUI developer kit.”
The advanced large-screen, high-definition (HD) IFE system is available in both business and economy classes on Biman’s brand new Next-Generation 737-800s. The next PAVES seat-centric IFE system will be delivered on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft in December. “Biman Bangladesh Airlines is pleased by the installation of Rockwell Collins’ new and innovative PAVES seat-centric IFE system on our new 737 aircraft,” said Mr. A.M. Mosaddique Ahmed, director, Customer Services, Managing Director & CEO (acting) for Biman Bangladesh Airlines. ‘Their excellent global service and quality of cabin products meets the same reliability and quality we see in their flight deck avionics.’
Airlines can develop their own look and experience for passengers as well as efficiently manage non-DRM content on PAVES, via Rockwell Collins’ graphical user interface (GUI) developer kit through a web portal management tool. Seat monitors store their own viewing content, hence making each in-seat system independent. A quick release mechanism allows in-seat displays or broken audio pins to be replaced in less than 60 seconds.