Rockwell Collins is set to provide cabin connectivity for TCS World Travel’s custom-configured Boeing 757, Rockwell Collins said. The aircraft is operated by Tag Aviation.
“As a leading aircraft communications and service provider, we worked closely with TCS World Travel to understand their individual needs and requirements, and were able to outfit their aircraft with an operational system in just seven months,” said Alexis Hickox, head of business development for cabin solutions at Rockwell Collins. “Bringing together our aviation expertise with our knowledge of the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) network has enabled us to provide TCS World Travel with a service that is very much in line with their mission of creating unforgettable travel experiences for their guests.”
Rockwell Collins’ CabinConnect in-flight connectivity system allows TCS World Travel guests to use an iPad provided by the aircraft, or their own devices, to browse the internet and check email. Users also have access to news, sports and weather information. The TCS World Travel system also includes Rockwell Collins’ Airshow Mobile for Browsers, which is a moving map system.
The fully operational system launched Aug. 9, Rockwell Collins said. During the launch, 50 guests departed for a 23-day trip across Eurasia. The company said its system gives the aircraft “the fastest, global, broadband in-flight connectivity available.”