Azerbaijan Airlines gets connected from the cockpit to cabin with help from Rockwell Collins

Deliveries of Azerbaijan’s new Boeing 737 MAX fleet will begin by the end of the year. Click to enlarge

  • Among the first true nose-to-tail connectivity solutions in market
  • Passengers will have access to fastest global in-flight internet speeds available
  • MultiScan™ ThreatTrack weather radar detects weather hazards during all phases of flight

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Nov. 12, 2017) - Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its global, high-speed broadband in-flight connectivity, overhead in-flight entertainment (IFE) and a full suite of advanced avionics—including Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan™ ThreatTrack weather radar—for 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin by the end of this year.

Cabin connectivity services will be provided by Rockwell Collins’ CabinConnect™ wireless in-flight connectivity and entertainment solution using Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network. The system will be linefit on the aircraft.

“The new connectivity service will enable AZAL passengers to surf the internet, use various instant messenger applications, social networks, listen to audio and check emails via personal computers, tablets and smartphones,” said Mike DiGeorge, vice president, Commercial Aviation and Network Services for Rockwell Collins. “And 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 router to supplement their flight operations.”

Among the advanced avionics selected by AZAL is Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar. The first in the industry to feature two levels of turbulence detection, both severe and ride quality, MultiScan ThreatTrack delivers advanced technology to detect weather hazards during all phases of flight—thus ensuring an operationally efficient journey.

About Azerbaijan Airlines
Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is a major air carrier and one of the leaders of the aviation community within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Based in Baku, adjacent to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the carrier operates to 40 destinations in 25 countries across Asia, the CIS, Europe and the United States. In 2016, Azerbaijan Airlines carried more than two million passengers.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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