Rockwell Collins is set to outfit 10 Azerbaijan Airlines Boeing 737 MAXs. Announced during the Dubai Air Show, occurring now and ending Thursday, the deal has Rockwell Collins delivery in-flight connectivity, in-flight entertainment and a full suite of avionics.
“The new connectivity service will enable AZAL passengers to surf the internet, use various instant messenger applications, social networks, listen to audio and check emails via personal computers, tablets and smartphones,” said Mike DiGeorge, VP of commercial aviation and network services for Rockwell Collins. “And for the flight deck, the high-speed connectivity will open up possibilities for pilots to access information such as synoptic weather through a secure server router to supplement their flight operations.”
Cabin connectivity on the 737 MAXs would be delivered through Rockwell Collins’ CabinConnect. The entertainment solution runs on the Inmarsat Global Express satellite network. That system is to be linefit on the aircraft. The avionics suite that Azerbaijan Airlines is to receive includes Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar.
Deliveries are expected to begin before year’s end.