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Monday, June 30, 2014

BAE Systems Unveils Next Generation Cabin

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[Avionics Today June 30, 2014] BAE Systems has unveiled its next-generation cabin system, IntelliCabin, ahead of the 2014 Farnborough Air Show. The U.K. aerospace and defense manufacturer's new cabin concept builds on its past experience supplying cabin systems for the Boeing 777 and 737.  

BAE Systems' next generation cabin design. Photo, courtesy of BAE Systems. 

According to a company statement, IntelliCabin features in-seat power and wireless tablet-based In-flight Entertainment (IFE). The concept also allows the flight crew to adjust temperature and light settings using handheld devices. 
 
"We set ourselves the task of designing new technology that could provide the ultimate flying experience for passengers and crew from keeping you connected to helping ease the transition from one environment to the next. We believe IntelliCabin does just that," said Jared Shoemaker, director of cabin systems at BAE Systems. 
 

BAE did not reveal any details about in-flight connectivity architecture for the next generation cabin concept. The company will discuss details on the IntelliCabin technology at the 2014 Farnborough International Air Show, and expects to see the cabin deployed on commercial airlines' aircraft as early as 2015. 

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