In-flight delight for Cobham

Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by The Manufacturer

Rockwell Collins has selected Cobham as its partner for the Cabin Core System on China’s indigenous narrow body airliner, the COMAC C919.

Rockwell Collins’ Cabin Core System (CCS) will allow flight attendants to control all subsystems on the aircraft, including in-flight entertainment, passenger connectivity, heating/cooling and lighting.

Shanghai Aero Measurement-Controlling Research Institute (SAMRI). SAMRI will support Rockwell Collins in the design, development and integration of the CCS, while Cobham will provide the Distributed Passenger Address System (DPAS) as part of the Rockwell Collins CCS, which will be standard equipment on all C919s.

The DPAS will be developed from Cobham’s latest audio system technology, offering unmatched flexibility, reducing weight of wiring and allowing full remote surveillance of the DPAS units to simplify maintenance.

“We are delighted to have been selected by Rockwell Collins as a partner on the C919 programme, bringing Cobham’s latest technology to this exciting new entrant in the narrow body market,” said Cobham Chief Executive Officer, Andy Stevens.