Rockwell Collins has introduced its new virtual training simulator for its PAVES™ seat-centric and overhead in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.

The interactive, easy-to-use computer-based training simulates a variety of scenarios to help cabin and maintenance crews become proficient at operating PAVES IFE systems.

The PAVES IFE virtual training simulator lets cabin and maintenance personnel practice operating a PAVES system without having to purchase extra equipment or schedule time on an aircraft. As trainees use the simulator, it instantly shows changes to the entertainment control panel, in-seat monitors and broadcast monitors. The simulator also indicates changes to audio coming from control panel headphones, in-seat headphones and cabin speakers.

The new simulator is part of Rockwell Collins’ portfolio of PAVES™ IFEC (IFE and Connectivity) passenger-engagement solutions that include seat-centric IFE, broadcast and wireless IFE, high-speed broadband connectivity, moving map and passenger services systems. An airline that takes delivery of a PAVES IFE system receives a customized virtual training simulator with the same configuration and branding as the actual onboard IFE system.