I’ve been meaning to blog about this all week. During a delightful, delicious press dinner last Sunday in Paris, Bombardier told the world’s aviation journalists that it intends to embrace social media networking.
The airframer is open to ideas on how to proceed, but obviously @Bombardier on Twitter is a wonderful way to start. For those who missed it, BTW, the company announced 17 new suppliers for its CSeries aircraft, including Panasonic Avionics for the cabin management and passenger address system.
Panasonic’s CMS on the CSeries aircraft will allow control, monitoring and diagnostics of numerous aircraft cabin functions, including temperature and lighting. The CMS also provides a complete embedded digital audio solution offering passenger address, interphone and pre-recorded announcements and music (PRAM) capabilities to the CSeries aircraft passengers, cabin and flight crew.
You might recall that Bombardier recently told me that it is studying wireless IFE for the CSeries. It looks like Panasonic is in a sweet spot to give the CSeries a ‘cabin of the future’.