The upgrade of a legacy Rockwell Collins cabin entertainment system, known as ‘CES’ to the Venue high-definition (HD) cabin management and entertainment system on a Bombardier Global aircraft in Europe has been performed by Rockwell Collins and Switzerland-based AMAC Aerospace.
The aircraft has returned to service following the upgrade, which is a cost cost-effective cabin upgrade solution for CES-equipped Globals since it utilizes certain cabin components already on the aircraft.
“In many cases, there is no need to completely rip out a cabin to bring it up to date with the latest technologies,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Flight Controls and Information Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Our Venue solution goes beyond today, too, with the flexibility to adapt with new consumer technologies as they come to market.”
Rockwell Collins’ Venue delivers a home-like entertainment experience to passengers by using HD audio-visuals with intuitive, easy-to-control cabin interfaces and consumer technologies.
For business travellers, Venue also enables a conference room-like experience in order for passengers to conduct business while travelling.