Rockwell Collins’ StageTM on demand total content delivery system being installed for the first time in Africa

Working with ExecuJet, Rockwell Collins is completing its first installation of Stage on demand in Africa. The project also includes the region’s first activation of Inmarsat Jet ConneX (JX) over KA band provided through ARINCDirectSM. Click to enlarge

  • Installation being completed by ExecuJet Africa for BESTFLY
  • First StageTM on demand installation on a Bombardier Global aircraft
  • Includes Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX (JX) connectivity through ARINCDirectSM as another first in Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 29, 2018) – Rockwell Collins is working with ExecuJet Africa on the region’s first installation of StageTM on demand total content delivery system – as well as the first installation on a Bombardier Global aircraft – on behalf of launch customer BESTFLY. Installation is targeted for completion by early June.

The installation also includes the region’s first activation of Inmarsat’ KA band Jet ConneX service to provide BESTFLY passengers with the fastest onboard internet speeds available. Rockwell Collins is the service provider and a value-added reseller of JX connectivity as part of its ARINCDirectSM offering.

“We are proud to offer our customers a bundled solution through Rockwell Collins on the Stage/JX services and install as the first company in the region,” said Vince Goncalves, Maintenance Director at ExecuJet Africa. “We have worked with Rockwell Collins on a number of installations over the years, and this one is about to reach another successful conclusion.”

These new services will provide passengers with wireless streaming of content to smartphones, tablets and laptops. Stage on demand helps entertain passengers through its massive library of more than 1,100+ Hollywood digital rights management (DRM)-protected movies and TV shows – over half of which are available in high definition. With the inclusion of connectivity, real time updates with Stage on demand also enable passengers to stay informed through its business news, weather and sports feeds, along with destination and event information.

Content is selected by flight departments from a frequently updated cloud-based media catalogue, and is available in multiple languages, including exclusive OSN Premium Arabic TV Programming. In addition to this content, with JX connectivity passengers have access to checking email, surfing the internet, checking social media and much more.

“The business aviation market in Africa has really grown in recent years, which makes this first installation so exciting for our team,” said JP Rivet, director of Marketing/Business Development in EMEA for Rockwell Collins. “We look forward to helping even more VIP passengers in this region enjoy the same entertainment options in the air that they do on the ground.”

About ExecuJet
ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, offers a diverse range of services, including aircraft management for private and commercially registered aircraft, charter, maintenance, completions management and fixed base operations. ExecuJet has operations in six regions – Africa, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of more than 1,000 experienced staff. ExecuJet manages 165 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Further information is available at www.execujet.com and www.luxaviation.com.

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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