Press Release: PAVES virtual simulator enhances crew IFE training

Rockwell Collins today unveiled its new virtual training simulator for its PAVES ™ seat-centric and overhead in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems. The interactive, easy-to-use computer-based training simulates a wide variety of scenarios to help cabin and maintenance crews become proficient at operating PAVES IFE systems.

“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.

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.

An airline that takes delivery of a PAVES IFE system receives a customized virtual training simulator with the same configuration and branding as the actual onboard IFE system.

The new virtual training simulator is part of Rockwell Collins’ complete portfolio of PAVES™ IFEC (IFE and Connectivity) solutions, which meet the passenger engagement needs of any airline and include seat-centric IFE, broadcast and wireless IFE, high-speed broadband connectivity, moving map, and passenger services systems.

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