China Eastern has selected the Rockwell Collins dPAVES 737 Boeing Sky Interiorin-flight entertainment (IFE) system for 30 Boeing 737NGs, becoming the first customer to install this system, the companies said. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2011.
"With more than 130 of China Eastern's aircraft already operating with our dPAVES family of products, we can confidently say our relationship with China Eastern is based on trust and continued innovation," said Tommy Dodson, vice president and general manager, Cabin and ElectroMechanical Systems for Rockwell Collins. "It seems only right to have our first installation of the dPAVES Boeing 737 Sky Interior solution with such an important, longstanding customer of our IFE offerings."
The Rockwell Collins' dPAVES 737 Boeing Sky Interior option, announced by Rockwell Collins in July 2010, includes: retractable 12-inch LCD HD-ready displays; touch screen flight attendant entertainment control panel; and USB ports located next to the ECP for easier content loading. In addition, the system has a High Definition Media Server (HDMS) offering 160 gigabytes of solid state storage capability for audio and video content, boarding music and integrated pre-recorded announcements together and embedded Airshow 3-D Moving Map functionality.