Launch of 737 MAX heralds a new era for Rockwell Collins

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The first example of Rockwell Collins’ new capabilities following its recent acquisition of B/E Aerospace has been demonstrated with the first customer delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX. The aircraft, delivered to launch customer, Lion Air – in the livery of Batik Air, its domestic Indonesian subsidiary – features Rockwell Collins product from nose to tail, from the 15.1in landscape flight displays, flight controls and a variety of interior cabin products as standard fit in every aircraft.

“We’re excited about the capabilities we’re providing to Boeing as part of the 737 MAX to help deliver incredible value to airlines,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, air transport systems for Rockwell Collins. “From the early stages to first flight, and now the first customer delivery, it’s rewarding to be part of this journey as the 737 MAX makes its airline debut.”

The recent acquisition of B/E Aerospace has given Rockwell Collins a large influence on the 737 MAX, including the integrated aft galley and lavatory complex, lavatory, interior lighting and passenger oxygen systems as standard on every aircraft. A variety of selectable cabin options such as passenger seating, food and beverage preparation, portable oxygen devices and crew masks are also available.

“We’ve continued to build upon the trust that Boeing and airlines have placed on Rockwell Collins with each new aircraft that enters the market,” said Werner Lieberherr, executive vice president and chief operating officer, interior systems for Rockwell Collins. “We’ll continue to look forward and innovate to help them deliver value to their customers.”

Below: Images of the Batik cabin haven’t been revealed yet, but it is features this striking cabin architecture

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