August 21, 2018–North America-based completions and MRO specialist Flying Colours Corp., has completed its first Ka-band installation on a Gulfstream GV airframe. Installation by the Flying Colours avionics team required the mounting of the radome, tail antenna and cabin hardware to bring powerful connectivity to the cabin and flight-deck. The work, part of a major refurbishment of the cabin interior, and revamp of the fuselage exterior, was completed in July at the Peterborough, ON. headquarters.The service, supplied through the Honeywell JetWave™ system, is powered by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite constellation to deliver ultra-high-speed broadband connectivity to the aircraft. Web-surfing, voice calls and texting, the use of messaging apps, email exchange, gaming, streaming television and video services are now available throughout the cabin. Onboard hardware serves data via the WiFi system to multiple personal devices carried on board, as well as the aircraft’s own cabin management and inflight entertainment systems which were also upgraded as part of the major refurbishment project.

Rockwell Collins Venue™ revitalises cabin management system

Existing controls, screens and operating systems were also switched out and replaced with the Rockwell Collins Venue™ CMS. High-clarity touchscreen displays, intuitive controls and seamless integration into monuments enables optimal management of the cabin environment, ambience, communications and entertainment. Cabin-crew and passengers can now control mood lighting, cabin temperature, or music choices, as well as view Airshow® moving maps or box office movies from the convenience of their own smart devices.  The future proofed system architecture will also support new technologies as they come online.

“We knew this client was going to be regularly flying international routes and needed a robust connectivity solution, as well as a sophisticated CMS/IFE to effectively manage the passengers on-board experience. Both systems were the most logical choice to fit the aircraft’s demanding missions and customer expectations,” said Kevin Kliethermes, director of sales for Flying Colours. “Passengers increasingly want to replicate their terrestrial digital lifestyle, entertainment and communication options in the air. Ka-band, more sophisticated CMS and a growing array of satellite services make this possible. We anticipate we will be carrying out many more installations like this one across a range of airframes over the next twelve months,” said Kliethermes.

Peterborough | July 18, 2016– Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO, completions, and refurbishment company has selected Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin management and high-definition entertainment system for retrofit installation on all future CRJ ExecLiner conversions.

The first installation has already taken place at the Peterborough headquarters as a Bombardier CRJ200 conversion nears completion to a VIP ExecLiner format, a business jet configuration that Flying Colours has made its own. The aircraft will now be able to maximize the capability to display HD movies, enhance digital audio throughout the cabin, and broadcast other high-resolution content, including the Rockwell Collins Airshow® 3D moving map.

Going forward the installation of the Venue system will be standard on all CRJ200 conversions undertaken by the Flying Colours team. A further five ExecLiners are currently inbound to the Peterborough workshops, and each will have the newly selected system integrated during conversion. In addition Flying Colours will be setting-up a Venue demo unit of the of the Rockwell Collins CMS product in the Peterborough client design room. This will enable aircraft owners, of all model types, to evaluate the system for potential installation.

“Having over 25 CRJ conversions completed we wanted to upgrade our CMS offering to ensure that we offer customers modern intuitive technology, that also supports improved functionality. From a passenger’s perspective it provides a whole lot more in terms of flexibility, reliability and innovation. This is why we are now incorporating it as standard” said Eric Gillespie, Executive VP Flying Colours, about the upgrade. Rockwell Collins’ worldwide support is available to Flying Colours customers via their Global network.

This latest selection of the Rockwell Collins product further bolsters the established relationship between the two North American companies as Flying Colours is already a preferred installation agent and recognized dealer of all Rockwell Collins products.

Geneva, Switzerland | May 23, 2016– Rockwell Collins and Switzerland-based AMAC Aerospace have completed the first CES—a legacy Rockwell Collins cabin entertainment system—to Venue™ high-definition (HD) cabin management and entertainment system upgrade on a Bombardier Global aircraft in Europe. The aircraft is now in service.

Venue is the most cost-effective cabin upgrade solution for CES-equipped Globals since it utilizes certain cabin components already on the aircraft. This upgrade path also leads to less aircraft downtime.

“In many cases, there is no need to completely rip out a cabin to bring it up to date with the latest technologies,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Flight Controls and Information Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Our Venue solution goes beyond today, too, with the flexibility to adapt with new consumer technologies as they come to market.”

“AMAC Aerospace is very happy to have worked with Rockwell Collins on this exciting new Venue system, which by all accounts, has marginalized the downtime necessary for this new system installation. Our client is very happy with the Rockwell Collins Venue system and we expect more requests to arrive as with the same client satisfaction,” said Eric Hoegen, Sales & Key Account Manager, AMAC Aerospace.

Rockwell Collins’ Venue provides passengers with a home-like entertainment experience using HD audiovisuals with intuitive, easy-to-control cabin interfaces and consumer technologies that passengers desire. Venue also enables a conference room-like experience in order for passengers to conduct business seamlessly.

Farnborough, UK | July 16, 2014– Rockwell Collins today announced that its Venue™ cabin management and high-definition (HD) entertainment system was recently selected by Sabena Technics for installation aboard a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).

“Venue emulates the home electronics experience by supplying high-definition entertainment features to the aircraft cabin,” said Claude Alber, vice president and managing director, Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EuMEA) for Rockwell Collins. “Venue also offers flexible user interfaces that allow business to be conducted seamlessly.”

The updated BBJ cabin will feature HD monitors and digital audio throughout the aircraft for watching Blu-Ray Disc® movies and other high-resolution content, such as real-time flight information from Rockwell Collins’ Airshow® 3D Moving Map. These features are built upon a fault-tolerant, ruggedized fiber optic backbone that insures maximum system availability while providing necessary bandwidth to integrate the latest consumer technologies.

The BBJ aircraft will be supported 24/7 by Rockwell Collins’ market-leading customer service team, with over 2,000 staff and technicians operating from 46 service bases worldwide.

Venue, the leading cabin management and HD entertainment system for business aircraft with more than 400 installations, includes the features and functionality of the most advanced home entertainment systems and executive suites. Learn more about Venue here:

  • New side-ledge arm mount for iPads and Galaxy Tabs seamlessly integrates into cabin setting, charges devices

Nashville, Tenn | March 12, 2014–  Rockwell Collins today unveiled a new personal tablet mount for its market-leading Venue™ HD cabin management and entertainment system. The optional solution—available now—allows passengers to securely mount, charge and more easily operate Apple iPads® and Samsung Galaxy Tabs.

The new mount serves as a closely matched alternative to traditional side-ledge-mounted cabin displays and gives passengers a more ergonomic way to use their personal tablets. Rockwell Collins offers a number of apps for tablets that integrate with Venue, including its Cabin Remote for controlling the cabin environment and Airshow® Moving Map for interacting with real-time flight information.

For cabins with Venue’s wireless AVOD (audio video on-demand) or Skybox™, passengers with tablets can access digital content already onboard.

“With Venue, we’re creating a cabin experience that’s tailored to best suit its passengers,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Flight Controls and Information Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Our new mount enables passengers to seamlessly integrate their personal tablets into the cabin setting and more comfortably enjoy their own content.”

Rockwell Collins new personal tablet arm mount is compatible with current- and previous-generation Apple iPads (including iPad Air™) and Samsung Galaxy Tabs 1 and 2.

  • VVIP business jet will also feature high-definition Airshow 3D Moving Map

Dubai | November 19, 2013–

Jet Aviation Basel has selected Rockwell Collins’ market-leading Venue™ cabin management and entertainment system and high-definition (HD) Airshow® 3D Moving Map system for an Airbus A340CJ VVIP business jet. This selection highlights a series of large VIP business jet wins for Venue over the past two years, driven by the system’s flexibility, reliability, and open-architecture design.

“This is a significant milestone and one that makes us very proud, as this is the largest aircraft Venue will be installed on to date,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Venue’s popularity, especially for the VIPs, stems from the simplicity of its hardware and the peace of mind associated with knowing it will accommodate future consumer-driven technologies.”

The updated A340CJ cabin will feature HD monitors throughout the aircraft and wireless audio/video on-demand (AVOD) for personal devices, optimizing the viewing of Blu-Ray movies and other high-resolution content. Venue is built upon a fault-tolerant, ruggedized 67 Gbps fiber optic backbone which insures maximum system availability while providing necessary bandwidth to integrate the latest consumer technologies.

Installation will begin in the first half of 2014.

Once fielded, the aircraft will be supported 24/7 by the Rockwell Collins’ world-class customer service team, with over 2,000 staff and technicians operating from 46 service bases around the globe.

Venue, the leading cabin management and HD entertainment system for business aircraft with more than 300 installations, includes the features and functionality of the most advanced home entertainment systems and executive suites. Learn more about Venue


Geneva | May 16, 2013– Rockwell Collins recently surpassed 250 deliveries of its Venue™ high-definition (HD) cabin management and entertainment system for business aircraft, the highest number of HD cabin systems delivered in the business aircraft market segment.

Venue, unveiled by Rockwell Collins in 2007, is the first HD cabin management system with an open-architecture design that accommodates future technologies, such as the company’s new Apple®-enabling Skybox™ solution. Venue’s scalability also makes it adaptable to a broad range of business aircraft, from King Airs to long-range Bombardier and Dassault business jets to large Airbus and Boeing VIP jets.

“Venue’s popularity and market-leading adoption, especially for full-cabin retrofits, stems from its highly reliable, state-of-the-art interface and digital delivery, and its scalability for any cabin,” said Dave Austin, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Operators have also been pleased with Venue’s optimization of hardware and wiring throughout the cabin and subsequent weight savings, especially with large VIP aircraft.”

Rockwell Collins’ Venue cabin system provides users with an easy-to-use, graphically driven interface on a variety of on-board hardware and personal devices for entertaining, working or controlling the aircraft’s environment. Learn more about Venue here:

In 2012, Rockwell Collins announced that Venue’s technology is being implemented on new Dassault Falcon 7X, 900LX and 2000LX aircraft as part of the FalconCabin HD+ cabin management system. Deliveries are currently under way.

– New Skybox cabin solution and Airshow app for iPad® available for Falcon 7X, 900LX and 2000LX aircraft

Orlando, FL | October 29, 2012– Dassault’s Falcon 7X, 900LX and 2000LX passengers will be the first to experience the latest cabin innovations from Rockwell Collins on the FalconCabin HD+ cabin management system, which leverages technology from Rockwell Collins’ Venue.

The new optional features include Skybox, an airworthy cabin solution, unveiled by Rockwell Collins at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, that allows passengers to wirelessly share Hollywood-protected content to and from iPads. FalconCabin HD+ also features Rockwell Collins’ recently announced Airshow app for the iPad® as an option.

“The FalconCabin HD+ system is rich with new technology that elevates the passenger experience to a new level of engagement,” said Dave Austin, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. “The addition of Skybox brings the latest in the digital home entertainment experience into the aircraft cabin.”

Rockwell Collins’ Airshow moving map solution for FalconCabin HD+ delivers a new dynamic experience, which includes an interactive 3D moving map for in-seat video and bulkhead monitors and the new Airshow app for the iPad. The app provides an unprecedented way for passengers to monitor and track their flight progress, including a panoramic view that displays a moving map any direction the iPad is pointed − as if the aircraft were transparent.

The FalconCabin HD+ cabin system, designed jointly by Rockwell Collins and Dassault Falcon Jet, utilizes a state-of-the-art fiber optic network to distribute crisp high-definition audio and video content using a family of intuitive, user-friendly touch-screen monitors. The new cabin system gives passengers total control of everything in the cabin in one easy-to-use solution.

Initial deliveries of new Falcon 7X, 900LX aircraft equipped with the new FalconCabin HD+ are expected later this year. Deliveries on the Falcon 2000LX will start in mid-2013.