Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to provide the cabin core system (CCS) for its C919. The CCS will be standard equipment on all C919 aircraft.
Rockwell Collins said the system being developed specifically for the C919 will leverage technology from its Venue Cabin Management System. Rockwell Collins will team with Shanghai Aero Measurement-Controlling Research Institute (SAMRI) and Cobham; SAMRI will support in the design, development and integration of the CCS, and Cobahm will provide the public address system.
Rockwell Collins' CCS allows flight attendants to control all subsystems on the aircraft including in-flight entertainment, passenger connectivity, lavatory, heating/cooling, and lighting.
"This is the third major package that COMAC has entrusted to Rockwell Collins for the C919 program - a true honor for our company," said Kent Statler, executive vice president and COO, Commercial Systems for Rockwell Collins. "The flight deck and cabin solutions selected will serve as the next generation backbone that will be featured on this important aircraft."