Last year, Collins Aerospace Systems (then Rockwell Collins) announced its agreement with Comlux to provide its VIP customers with a comprehensive product portfolio. One year into the five-year-agreement, the relationship has resulted in a total of three updated V/VIP aircraft using the full or a partial suite of product offerings. Updated aircraft include a BBJ refurbishment, a BBJ completion, and an A320neo completion at the Comlux Completion facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Collins Aerospace and Comlux are currently pursuing additional V/VIP projects, both refurbishments as well as green completions.
The Collins Aerospace portfolio of products for the refurbishments includes avionics, cabin management, content and entertainment options, seating, lighting and galley products, oxygen, water and waste systems, honeycomb panels as well as ARINCDirectSM connectivity and flight services. The two companies are working to expand the offerings available from Collins Aerospace made possible by the combination of Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems.
“Collins Aerospace pulls across its large customer base for product feedback and then delivers that directly into all of its product offerings with enhanced features,” said Jon Kounkel, director, Cabin Systems for Collins Aerospace. “This collaboration results in ever-expanding opportunities for V/VIP offerings, including taking commercial offerings and integrating them into V/VIP applications."
“Now that we have access to Collins products, we’ve seen optimized completion cycles and a streamlined design process for our VIP cabins,” said Daron Dryer CEO of Comlux Completion. “With a full product offering available from one supplier, our customers have peace of mind when making feature selections with the promise of long-term life-cycle care, improved Warranty support and worldwide field replacement.”
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.