Rockwell Collins is to provide Azerbaijan Airlines with a range of avionics plus inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) equipment for 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
The order includes high-speed broadband Inmarsat GX Ka-band connectivity with Rockwell Collins CabinConnect, overhead in-flight entertainment displays and its Multiscan ThreatTrack weather radar.
Multiscan ThreatTrack features two levels of turbulence detection and advanced technology to detect weather hazards.
Mike DiGeorge, Vice President, Commercial Aviation and Network Services, said: “For the flight deck, the high-speed connectivity will open up possibilities for pilots to access information such as synoptic weather through a secure server.”
Deliveries are expected to begin by the end of this year.
So who is now committed to Inmarsat GX?
In alphabetical order, Air Astana, AirAsia, Air Caraïbes and its sister company French Blue, Air New Zealand, Avianca, Azerbaijan Airlines, Lufthansa Group (including sister airlines Eurowings and Austrian Airlines), Norwegian Air Shuttle, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and an unnamed airline announced at APEX (possibly SpiceJet – Steve Nichols).