Acquisition boosts Rockwell Collins’ cabin wi-fi capability


March 23, 2015 – Rockwell Collins has acquired Pacific Avionics Pty, a Singapore-based company specializing in technologies used for wireless information distribution, including inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC). The deal means that Pacific Avionics’ wireless cabin intranet and internet connectivity platform will be integrated into Rockwell Collins’ cabin products and services.

According to the companies, the deal will offer airline customers advanced capabilities, including: 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 onboard the aircraft.

“These enhanced capabilities are a good example of how we’re further expanding our cabin offerings beyond entertainment into new onboard applications and services to create a unique travel experience for airline passengers,” stated Kent Statler, EVP and CEO of commercial systems for Rockwell Collins.

“This acquisition builds on our overall information management strategy by enabling wireless distribution of digital information aboard the aircraft,” added Kelly Ortberg, CEO and president of Rockwell Collins.

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