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VIDEO: Rockwell Collins unveils new seat-centric IFEC system

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Rockwell Collins IS BACK in the NEW in-seat IFE game!

Rockwell Collins will tell you that it never really left the world of in-seat audio/video on demand (AVOD). And, quite technically, Rockwell Collins is right. The company’s eTES and dTES in-flight entertainment systems are in operation on myriad aircraft in the world fleet, and the firm has continued to support these solutions for its customers. […]

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VIDEO: My love affair with Air France’s new Affaires business class seat

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Comac opens up C919 to IFE innovation

Comac is cutting deals left and right to bring new in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems to its C919 aircraft. For instance, Thales has just signed a letter of intent with Comac and a memorandum of understanding with China Electronics Technology Avionics to create a joint venture company that will integrate the Thales IFE system in the […]

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Rockwell re-enters in-seat IFE game with new system

Rockwell Collins is making a re-entry into the in-seat in-flight entertainment (IFE) game with what it’s calling an “innovative seat-centric” solution for narrowbody aircraft, and says it is initially focusing on providing the solution for the Comac C919. A long-time IFE hardware supplier to commercial carriers RockwellCollins’ profile in the sector diminished considerably in 2006 […]

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Don’t call it Fusion…

Don’t call it Fusion. Due to trademark constraints, Panasonic’s potentially-revolutionary ‘Fusion’ product (which merges high-end in-flight entertainment with slimline seating for a standard offering) is now referred to as the ‘Integrated Smart Monitor’. It’s my understanding that Rockwell Collins didn’t care for the fact that Fusion sounds an awful lot like its Pro Line Fusion […]

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Should Rockwell Collins buy Lumexis or IMS?

Susanna Ray over at Bloomberg has written a bang-on good piece about how Rockwell Collins is seeking acquisitions. Key pars (but do read the entire article): Rockwell Collins Inc., the maker of cockpit instruments and radios, is looking for “bolt-on, tuck- in acquisitions” after generating a record level of operating cash flow, Chief Executive Officer […]

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Has Boeing issued RFP for 787 in-flight connectivity?

Has Boeing issued a request for proposals (RFP) for in-flight connectivity solutions for the 787 cabin? That’s what I’m hearing from sources, folks, although Boeing has not confirmed the existence of an RFP. The airframer has, however, confirmed that it has not yet selected an in-flight connectivity solution for the twinjet. “We are in the […]

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Meet Neutral, Lufthansa’s secret weapon

With all the calm, cool, collected reserve you’d expect from a top-notch design firm, Neutral, which creates all the branding for Lufthansa’s in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems, has made it known that it is ready to add to its roster of customers. Managers at the London-based firm, who admit to being “obsessed with integrated design”, sat […]

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An agenda for global Ku-band connectivity?

What is the Alliance for Passenger Connectivity, which boasts several members, including Arinc, AeroMobile, Panasonic, ViaSat, Rockwell Collins and others? The alliance’s web site says it is a “coalition of companies dedicated to enabling passengers and crew on board aircraft to stay connected while in flight” and that it will “also serve to aid regulators […]

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