Bombardier has introduced a new CMS for its Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. The system will be available on new aircraft from the third quarter of 2016 and as a retrofit on in-service models.
Designed to be ultra-fast, flexible, intuitive and reliable, the CMS is based on a fiber optic architecture. A dedicated media bay with multiple HDMI and USB ports provides flexibility to connect multiple consumer electronic devices. The system is designed to give passengers immediate access to work or entertainment content, flight maps or cabin settings. The user interface is new, and makes key cabin controls accessible in a single click.
When paired with Bombardier’s high-speed internet connectivity system (which is available everywhere except the North and South poles), users can stream and mirror content straight to HD monitors. Bombardier says it provides an abundance of bandwidth, which can readily accommodate the latest consumer technologies and support future software upgrades easily and cost-effectively.
The CMS is based on Rockwell Collins’ Venue, customized with a unique interface. “Venue offers the proven reliability and the tremendous bandwidth of its fiber optic backbone to allow passengers to work and play without compromise,” said Scott Gunnufson, vice president of sales, marketing and customer support, commercial systems, Rockwell Collins. “At the same time, Global aircraft operators can have peace of mind knowing that their CMS will accommodate new technologies as they become available, and will support the future requirements of consumer technologies.”
June 2, 2016