Thomas Cook Group Selects Rockwell Collins IFE System

By Tish Drake | March 28, 2012
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Leisure travel company Thomas Cook Group has selected Rockwell Collins PAVES 3 in-flight entertainment (IFE) for 71 new Airbus A320s and A321s. The selection includes the PAVES 3 HD Media Server, 12-inch widescreen overhead monitors, and WiFi-enabled content applications and Web pages.

Rockwell Collins PAVES 3 system offers customizable cabin configurations. Airlines can select from a variety of overhead and in-seat monitor combinations throughout the aircraft. The HD on-demand, in-seat solution maximizes passenger and operator satisfaction with a vast range of innovative features powered by a robust operating system.

“The customer expectation for IFE has changed and will progressively change into the future. Society’s increased information and entertainment appetite requires airlines to select innovative and flexible approaches for IFE,” said Bernd Bechtel, executive vice president of Group Fleet Management for Thomas Cook Group plc. “Rockwell Collins PAVES 3 IFE solution offers an innovative platform where our customers can view mainstream entertainment and information content overhead or via WiFi on their smart phones and tablet PCs. Rockwell Collins shares our strategic direction and this will help us to remain up-to-date with the fast development within this sector.”

“Thomas Cook Group has ‘future-proofed’ its new family of aircraft with its PAVES 3 core component selection,” said Dave Austin, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. “That’s the beauty of PAVES 3’s versatility − airlines can choose IFE configurations that meet their needs now, and know they are on a unique path for future upgrades and additions.”

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