rockwell collins, comlux now providing complete solutions for vip aircraft
Rockwell Collins and Comlux have signed a general terms agreement in which Rockwell Collins will provide its VIP customers with a comprehensive product portfolio, including avionics, cabin management, content and entertainment options, seating, lighting and galley products, as well as ARINCDirectSM connectivity and flight services.
Engineering work on the first two aircraft awarded under this five-year agreement is now underway. Product offerings from the full portfolio were selected for a BBJ retrofit and the first BBJ MAX being delivered. Work will be completed at Comlux, based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Through our agreement and exclusive access to Rockwell Collins’ extensive product portfolio, we can perform optimum completion cycles and operational balance without compromising the design and level of elegance of our VIP cabins. We are able to provide cost-efficient solutions in terms of cabin technology, warranty and spares, and we ensure our customers enjoy the best VIP cabin experience over the entire life cycle of their aircraft, not only the completion,” said Scott Meyer, CEO of Comlux Completion.
In return, Rockwell Collins will have the opportunity to provide solutions for all Comlux completions and retrofit projects, as well as access to their charter fleet to validate design, obtain crew/passenger feedback and certify new products.
“This arrangement provides some incredible new possibilities for the customers served by Rockwell Collins because of the breadth and depth of cockpit to cabin solutions available. It’s the first VIP offering of this magnitude for our company,” said Scott Gunnufson, vice president of Commercial Systems Business Development, Sales & Marketing for Rockwell Collins. “Comlux VIP customers will be among the first to benefit from our comprehensive solutions that feature leading edge comfort, entertainment and connectivity solutions.”
Comlux Completion, approved to equip and maintain Airbus Corporate Jets, Boeing Business Jets, Bombardier Business aircraft and Sukhoi Business Jets, is an innovator in the large to very large business jet aircraft segment proposing luxury engineered cabin completions, upgrades and refurbishments.