There’s a RAVE onboard an A330


September 29, 2015 – This month has seen Zodiac Inflight Innovations celebrating the first line-fit delivery of its RAVE Centric IFE system on an Airbus A330 aircraft.

“Clearly it’s great news that Airbus is supporting our innovative approach to IFE by making RAVE line-fit offerable,” said Larry Girard, EVP at Zodiac Inflight Innovations. The system, which is currently being assessed as a line-fit option on the A320 family, has a seat-centric architecture so that each seat is independent. The benefit of this arrangement is that a failure in one seat will not affect another seat, and the dockable seat display means the crew can quickly replace a failed seat display during a flight.

This news arrives at the same time as the announcement that RAVE has now been installed on 300 aircraft. “It is only just over a year ago since we celebrated our 100th installation so this news shows how rapidly we’re progressing,” said Matt Smith, CEO of Zodiac Inflight Innovations. “This is a very important milestone both for Zodiac Inflight Innovations and for the airline industry as a whole. The IFEC world has been dominated by two suppliers for too long, resulting in airlines not having the choice they deserve and limiting passengers’ access to the very best technology.” 

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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