November 10, 2015 – An agreement has been signed that will see Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways become Rockwell Collins’ first airline customer to operate wireless broadband connectivity with the PAVES inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solution.
Under the terms of the agreement, Jazeera Airways will install PAVES Cabin Wireless and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) high-speed connectivity on its fleet of seven Airbus A320 aircraft. The service will launch in December 2016.
According to Rockwell Collins, the PAVES Cabin Wireless media distribution system delivers a number of advanced capabilities for airlines, including the ability to stream video content to more than 500 passengers simultaneously; a flexible, open-software architecture to support a wide array of apps and services; and an intelligent onboard network with consistent delivery to every passenger.
Rockwell Collins is a value added reseller of GX Aviation services. GX Aviation will provide high-speed internet connectivity across the world, enabling Jazeera Airways passengers to watch videos, browse the internet and download files in-flight. Combined with Rockwell Collins’ PAVES Cabin Wireless system, it expands the possibilities for IFE to include real-time TV and on-demand TV.