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Rockwell Collins dPAVES now offerable on Airbus Single Aisle Program

Rockwell Collins' dPAVES™ in-flight entertainment system (IFE) is now offerable on the Airbus Single Aisle Program. The first system equipped Airbus aircraft completed factory testing and Airbus has officially installed and certified dPAVES system. The dPAVES system will now be included in Airbus' Buyer Furnished Equipment Catalog as an IFE system solution option for Single Aisle Programs.

"Passengers now can experience digital quality entertainment they see on the ground - while in the air," said Tommy Dodson, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. "Enhancements to our dPAVES system allow customization to meet the needs of today's single aisle IFE customers. Successful reduction in size, weight and power ensure lower lifecycle costs and more operational benefits than existing analog systems." 

The dPAVES system provides up to an 85 percent reduction in volume, a 70 percent reduction in weight and a 75 percent reduction in power over the previous analog system. Additionally, dPAVES' Broadcast Digital Server (BDS) offers 160 gigabyte storage capability, with up to 60 hours of video, including encrypted content, and 128 hours of audio. The large storage capability allows airlines to store two play periods of entertainment content, and the server automatically selects the new content when the new play period starts. 

dPAVES' Flyable Data Loader (FDL) eases loading of digital content and saves time and resources. Fifty gigabytes of video and audio programming can be loaded via a single Blu-ray disk and automatically transferred to the server.  Simultaneously, entertainment can be presented to the passengers. Once loaded, dPAVES automatically delivers programming perfectly timed for the length of the route through the system's dynamic scripting capabilities.

As a result of this successful introduction, UK based carrier easyJet went into service with the first dPAVES system equipped A321 on June 9, 2008.

Press release issued by Rockwell Collins Inc. on September 8, 2008


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Rockwell Collins Inc. Head-Up Displays, Radio Communications Equipment, Moving Maps, Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS), LCD Displays, Engine Indicator Instruments, Cabin Management Systems, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Inflight Entertainment, Automatic Direction Finders, Cabin Address Systems, Autopilots, Radar/Radio Altimeters, Distance Measuring Equipment, VOR (Omnirange) Receivers, Avionics Management Systems, Air-to-Ground Data Links, Multi-Mode Receivers (MMR), Engine Control Quadrants, Control Panels, Aircraft & Helicopter Controllers, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD), Weather Mapping Radar, Inertial Components & Systems, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Navigation Antennas, Transceivers, Flight Recorders, Cockpit Printers, Flight Directors, Flight Management Systems, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Air Data Computers, Onboard Computers, UAV Control Software, GPS, Simulation Systems, Surveillance/Air Defense Radar, Engine Controls, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, Horizontal Situation Indicator, Instrument Landing Systems, Command, Control & Intelligence Systems, Airborne Communication Systems
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 Related aircraft programs:
Airbus A320


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Cabin Interiors

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