TV Programming

Leading satellite TV providers DIRECTV in the United States, and CanalSat in Europe provide the most compelling live TV content available. Subscription packages offer a diverse range of programming including all the primary English-language channels such as CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, as well as local language channels in every region, and the option of CD-quality music audio channels. An annual subscription fee is charged for the programs desired. Rockwell Collins handles all the details through Rockwell Collins' Member Services Center.

In addition, Tailwind 500 and 550 are capable of receiving a large selection of "free to air" TV channels in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India.



Phone 1: 319-295-4085

Technical Support

Phone 1: 319-295-5000

Features & Benefits

  • Digital broadcast satellite television for the contiguous U.S. and Europe
  • Hundreds of channels of entertainment programming, such as sports packages, pay per view and a wide variety of digital music
  • The Member Services Center arranges all service authorizations with the content service providers and includes a consolidated invoice for your annual subscriptions


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Typical System

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Related Documents

General Information

Tailwind 500/550 Europe RDU Channel Guide

Tailwind 500 Russia Channel Guide

Tailwind Contiguous US

Tailwind Programming Plans

Tailwind 500/550 Europe RDU Channel Guide

Tailwind 550 Russia Channel Guide


A complete range of technical information is available to support your operation and maintenance needs. The technical publications index allows you to identify the most current version of a publication, service bulletin or related document by part number, equipment type, system and similar functions. To search the index, use the global search box in the upper right corner of the page. If necessary, click the Pubs and Training tab to see results from the technical publications index.

You can also continue to use our legacy index.

Authorized users of the technical publications index can also view all of their pubs on our dashboard. Just log in, then move your mouse over the My Account menu button and choose Dashboard.


Our instructional design specialists and staff of experienced instructors have developed and support your operator and maintenance training requirements. We offer a host of solutions to maximize your investment. On-site and customized training are available.

Our Learning Management System allows you to review course schedules for Instructor Led Training (ILT) and computer based training (CBT) offerings. Register as a student and enroll or take courses online. A username and password is required.

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Services & Support

Field Support Services

Our customer service engineers (CSEs) and global network of service centers and dealers provide you with the support you need for your personal aircraft, corporate aircraft or commercial air carrier.

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Tailored Services

We offer a broad portfolio of service solutions, tailored to meet your specific operational objectives. Rockwell Collins' Dispatch program is an extended warranty program based on a price per flight hour, and is customized to fit your needs. The program supports regional and commercial airlines and provides you with around the clock service. Managing your spares and parts, we offer you guaranteed availability to ensure you have the necessary parts on time.

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Rockwell Collins facilities and capabilities allow us to offer a variety of support solutions from time and material repairs to price per flight hour asset management solutions. What ever your operational objectives, we have a solution to support your life cycle service requirements.

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Maintenance & Repair

Rockwell Collins Service Centers are strategically located throughout the world to provide maintenance on our equipment, both in and out of warranty. Overhaul and repair service can also be obtained at each location. As new products are introduced, service center capabilities are continually updated to support them. Located within each Service Center is a dedicated Customer Service Representative, available to answer questions or address problems.

To access a list of our global service locations access our Repair Equipment Directory 

If you would like information how to order repair parts or receive a quote, follow the link to the online shop.  

Spares & Parts

Our world-wide Rental/Exchange Service is ready to provide for your operational needs—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer an extensive asset inventory and support system to deploy parts where and when you need them.

Phone: 1-800-713-7693 (within the U.S. only) or 1-319-295-4361
Fax: 1-319-295-6646

Access our Rental and Exchange Catalog. Registration is required.