Goodrich aims to take a big bite of the market for in-flight entertainment (IFE) and cabin management systems (CMS) by integrating Apple consumer products into the business jet cabin.
The company's IFE and CMS solution allows Apple iPad, iPhone and iTouch applications to control aircraft lighting, temperature and entertainment equipment to enhance the total cabin system experience. Its 'Apple control' app file is loaded onto a device that then interfaces with the CMS through a wireless access point to the control network.
"The control app can be tailored for each aircraft based on the customer's or designer's wishes, similar to Goodrich's touch screen customized control configurations," said Goodrich.
"Command and control of cabin lighting, seating, entertainment, and the over-all environment can be accomplished through these custom-made applications. This innovation is capable of utilizing the existing wireless access points which are already installed on the aircraft."