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Rockwell Collins has received an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC) with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) validation for its PAVES™ Wireless media distribution system for Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.
PAVES Wireless delivers a number of advanced capabilities for airlines, including:
- The ability to stream video content to more than 250 passengers simultaneously
- A flexible, open-software architecture to support a wide array of apps and services
- An intelligent, high-performance onboard network with consistent delivery to every passenger.
“Airline passengers are increasingly expecting to have content available throughout their journeys, which presents significant opportunities for airlines to uniquely connect with their customers,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Information Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Having a high-performing media distribution solution for the entire aircraft is a must as this becomes reality.”
The flexible design of the PAVES Wireless system enables airlines to deliver content from a range of third-party software applications, including entertainment, news, paid services and shopping.
Rockwell Collins plans to announce additional STCs for PAVES Wireless in the coming months. Earlier this year, Rockwell Collins announced its first PAVES Wireless customer. The system will be installed on 85 new Airbus A320 aircraft.
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries.