Rockwell Collins has acquired Pacific Avionics, a Singapore-based company specializing in technologies used for wireless information distribution, including in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC).
“This acquisition builds on our overall information management strategy by enabling wireless distribution of digital information on board the aircraft,” said Kelly Ortberg, CEO and president of Rockwell Collins.
Pacific Avionics’ wireless cabin intranet and internet connectivity platform will be integrated into Rockwell Collins’ portfolio of cabin products and services. The company says the move will offer airlines the ability to stream video content to more than 250 passengers simultaneously; a flexible architecture to support a wide array of apps and services; and faster wireless speeds on board the aircraft.
“These enhanced capabilities are a good example of how we’re further expanding our cabin offerings beyond entertainment into new on-board applications and services to create a unique travel experience for airline passengers,” said Kent Statler, executive vice president and chief operating officer – commercial systems, Rockwell Collins.
March 26, 2015