April 5, 2016 – Rockwell Collins has unveiled a new virtual training simulator for its PAVES seat-centric and overhead IFE systems, which simulates a wide variety of scenarios to help cabin and maintenance crews become proficient at operating PAVES IFE systems.
The PAVES IFE virtual training simulator enables cabin and maintenance personnel to practice operating a PAVES system without having to purchase extra equipment or schedule time on an aircraft. As trainees use the simulator, it instantly shows resulting changes to the entertainment control panel, in-seat monitors and broadcast monitors. The simulator also indicates changes to audio coming from control panel headphones, in-seat headphones and cabin speakers.
Every airline that takes delivery of a PAVES IFE system will now receive a customized virtual training simulator with the same configuration and branding as the actual onboard IFE system.
“Our PAVES IFE training solution goes beyond a simple ‘how-to’ tutorial and provides airlines with a more effective training environment for ensuring crews are prepared for any situation,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, flight controls and information systems for Rockwell Collins.