Rockwell Collins today announced that its Skybox™ cabin solution, which brings the full experience of Apple® products to life on business aircraft, has been selected for aftermarket installation by European-based Dassault Falcon Services Le Bourget on a Falcon 2000EX. In addition, the aircraft will be equipped with Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin management and entertainment system, marking the first aftermarket integration of the system with Skybox. Final completion is expected this summer.
“Our proven, quickly implemented Skybox is the perfect fit for the aftermarket, especially aircraft equipped with our Venue™ cabin management system,” said Dave Austin, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Skybox with internet connectivity elevates the cabin experience by providing the commonality and convenience of the home or office experience, giving each passenger the power to watch and share exactly what they want.”
Skybox, unveiled in October, is the first airworthy and fielded cabin solution that wirelessly streams Hollywood-protected content on demand from an on-board Apple iTunes® library using up to 10 Apple iOS devices. Passengers can stream movies, photos or business documents from their devices to cabin displays. The solution’s large one-terabyte library provides users with ample storage for these sharable files.
Rockwell Collins’ Skybox has passed all the environmental, electrical and structural compliant requirements required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The solution is available through Rockwell Collins-authorized dealers.
Earlier this year, Skybox was successfully retrofitted by U.S.-based West Star Aviation on a Gulfstream G550 aircraft, and the solution has been selected for other business aircraft, including a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). Comlux and Duncan Aviation will be completing these installations.