Dassault Falcon to Offer New Features for FalconCabin HD+

Oct 31, 2012, 15:01 ET from Dassault Falcon

ORLANDO, Florida, October 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

System will include Wireless Cabin Media Server and Airshow iPad App

Dassault Falcon today unveiled two new features that further enhance its innovative FalconCabin HD+ cabin management system. The new options developed by Rockwell Collins, include a wireless cabin media server and an iPad moving map application.


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The Skybox wireless media server allows passengers to access a one terabyte onboard Apple iTunes library and share television shows and music wirelessly on demand. Each passenger will be able to access 'digital rights managed' content stored in the system on up to ten Apple iOS devices. They can also stream content directly from their devices onto cabin displays.

"The Skybox option will offer the same flexibility passengers might find in their own home, with virtually limitless choice of HD movies or music," said Eric Monsel, Vice President of Programs for Dassault Falcon. "It makes it possible for passengers to pick up right from where they left off at home or in the office," remarked Dave Austin, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins.

The Airshow iPad app option provides a way for passengers to monitor and track their flight progress and call up a virtual moving map of any area around them simply by pointing the iPad in the direction they desire.

FalconCabin HD+, which was launched last year in collaboration with Rockwell Collins, utilizes a state-of-the-art fiber optic network to distribute crisp, high-definition audio and video content throughout the cabin. It uses a family of intuitive, user-friendly touch-screen monitors up to 24 inches, giving passengers total control of all cabin features in one easy-to-use solution. The system also permits cabin functions to be controlled from anywhere in the aircraft via iPad or iPhone.

The first Falcon 7X and Falcon 900LX equipped with FalconCabin HD+ have just entered service. The new Falcon 2000LXS, launched at the NBAA convention, will also be fitted with the system.

About Dassault Falcon

Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,100 Falcon jets have been delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900LX, and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine 2000LX, 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S.

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