TAG Aviation Farnborough Maintenance Services completes first Global Express HD CMS upgrade


TAG Aviation Farnborough Maintenance Services has completed its first Global Express project involving the installation of Rockwell Collins’s Venue CMS and HD IFEC. The system includes: AVOD, an interactive Airshow moving map accessible to all passengers; 16:9 displays; software programmable switch panels; access to iTunes and the App store; and touchscreen controls and wi-fi.

“The aircraft owner is absolutely delighted with the Venue installation,” said Paul Burke of PB Engineering Solutions, the customer’s on-site technical representative. “It has provided greatly increased flexibility in the cabin, with functionality for audio, video, LED lighting, temperature control and window shades now readily available via cabin controllers or iPads. The introduction of cinematic sound along with AVOD, multiple source options and multiple cabin zones to HD monitors and iPads has vastly improved the experience for the principle.”

“Performing this upgrade at the same time as our 180-month major maintenance event made perfect sense as most of the interior had to be removed for the inspection which has made this modification far easier to achieve,” said Burke.

“We also took the opportunity to perform some much-needed work on the soft furnishings as well as some refurbishment of the hard furnishings and finishes. TAG Aviation Farnborough Maintenance Services project-managed the refurbishment from the outset, taking responsibility for bringing the various partners together. Their planned approach when faced with a number of difficulties brought the project together smoothly and efficiently.”

October 16, 2015

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