China Eastern Airlines selects Rockwell Collins PAVES Broadcast IFE and Airshow for 15 new 737 aircraft
Rockwell Collins’ PAVES™ Broadcast in-flight entertainment (IFE) and Airshow ® 3D Moving Map systems will be featured on 15 new Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft on lease by China Eastern Airlines. Deliveries are expected to begin in late 2015.
This is the latest in a series of selections by China Eastern for Rockwell Collins systems. Earlier this year, the airline selected the company’s Head-up Guidance System and Multi-Mode Receiver for 20 new aircraft.
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“We continue to strengthen our longstanding relationship with China Eastern and look forward to delivering our advanced systems for the flight deck and cabin,” said Jim Walker, vice president and general manager, International and Service Solutions, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins.
Rockwell Collins’ PAVES Broadcast overhead IFE significantly reduces size, weight, and power consumption compared to previous overhead system offerings. The system’s High Definition Media Server (HDMS) offers 160 gigabytes of solid-state digital audio and video storage capability, integrated pre-recorded announcements, and music (PRAM) functionality with embedded Airshow 3D Moving Map.
Rockwell Collins’ Airshow 3D Moving Map system includes NASA’s Blue Marble map data, based on actual satellite imagery, to provide a modernized view of real-time flight information to passengers. Extensive features and performance enhancements not only deliver unparalleled 3D graphical realism, but also add even more new capabilities to what is already the industry’s most popular moving map system.
Additionally, with PAVES Broadcast, airlines have the option to handle updates of non-encrypted content themselves or through the Rockwell Collins Content Services Group. This choice gives airlines flexibility in responding to commercial opportunities as they arise, since time-sensitive content can be replaced at a moment’s notice, anywhere in the world.
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