Rockwell Collins has won a contract to install in-flight entertainment systems on American Airlines' new Boeing 777 fleet.

The company will provide its Total Entertainment System (TES) with first deliveries expected in the first quarter of 1999.

TES is an advanced in-flight entertainment system which will allow airlines to phase in future enhancements, such as video on demand, shopping, travel planning, games and direct broadcast television.

The company will also supply American with overhead monitorsystems for 75 new Boeing 737-800s and 12 757s. A further four 767s will receive overhead and personal video systems.

Ken McNamara, Rockwell Collins' vice-president and general manager of passenger systems, says: "We take great pride in our long-term relationship with American Airlines.

"This success was as a result of an intensive marketing effort which responded to American Airlines' needs."

Source: Flight Daily News