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IDAIR’s first B787 Head of State installation

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IDAIR’s first B787 Head of State installation - Business aviation publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Germany Aircraft: Airplanes

Hamburg IDAIR has delivered its Inflight Entertainment and Cabin Management System on its first B787-8 Head of State aircraft, which was completed at Associated Air Center (AAC) in Dallas, TX, USA.

IDAIR’s first B787-8 delivery and first project with AAC, this major milestone was achieved in smooth conditions enjoying the cooperation of many teams.

IDAIR provided a bespoke, high-end IFE, CMS and connectivity solution, including Audio/Video on Demand, an interactive moving map application, cockpit cameras, cabin controls via wireless devices for lighting, dynamic lighting scenarios, window shades, wireless printer and much more. All highlighted by IDAIR’s intuitive graphical user interface.

Passenger room controls include 787 incremental window shade grouping, multiple sources chosen from USB devices for overhead monitors or individual seat viewing and light controls.  Cabin crews are able to view status of cabin services such as water levels for shower use, WAP status for crew tablet and printer use and passenger telephone systems. Maintenance personal view system readiness and identify system anomalies pinpointing system remedies for full service.

Dr. Wassef Ayadi, CEO of IDAIR says “our team’s experience for this aircraft platform is apparent by the high quality and excellence reached along the delivery of this program. We will continue to work closely with AAC to ensure the best-in-class experience for our customer during the operation”.

"We strive to include the latest aviation technologies in the completions we perform for our customers," said James Colleary, President of AAC. "IDAIR's solutions helped us achieve this vision.“

Established in April 2011, IDAIR is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and Panasonic Avionics Corporation, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. IDAIR develops, manufactures and supplies Inflight Entertainment, Communications and Cabin Management Systems for VIP aircraft as well as custom products for commercial airlines. To learn more about IDAIR, please visit www.idair.aero

Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero's Transport Category VIP completion center in Dallas, Texas, is the global leader in BBJ completions and the most experienced completion company in the industry. Authorized by both Boeing and Airbus, AAC offers full completion capabilities for both narrow body and wide body aircraft, including maintenance, refurbishment, modifications and upgrades. AAC's vertically-integrated, state-of-the-art facility provides world-class interior design, engineering and completion capabilities, engine and airframe MRO and ODA certification authority. AAC provides the most advanced engineering in the industry along with operational excellence and superior customer service from start to finish, keeping airplane programs on schedule; providing industry-leading experience and warranty support after delivery. Founded in 1948 as Associate Radio, the company has served the VVIP market and global Heads of State for over six decades.

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