Collins Aerospace has been selected by Airbus to supply upgraded passenger service units (PSUs) for the delivery of the new A320 Family Airspace cabin. The advanced architecture and sleek new design is said to fit seamlessly within the new cabin, supporting a consistent passenger experience across the family of aircraft.
The advanced composite materials of the Collins PSU provide the strength and durability needed to handle each passenger touchpoint, including reading lights, air outlet valves and call attendant lights. The modular design is easily adjustable for a variety of seat pitches, enabling simple installation and removal.
“Years of collaboration and detailed customisation have produced a passenger service unit that delivers weight savings, superior performance and a clean design that fits seamlessly within the new A320 Family Airspace cabin,” said Collins Aerospace MD Wolfram Schoettler.
“The Collins PSU gives passengers an enhanced flight experience and airlines the flexibility to integrate elegantly with various aircraft configurations and all PSU supply channels.”
Collins has supplied PSUs for the A320 family of aircraft for more than two decades and is actively working with Airbus to explore future developments and to improve the already “outstanding performance” of the new passenger service units.
In mid-May Collins unveiled a new look and feel for its Venue Cabin Management System. The company says the new and improved Venue graphical user interface (GUI) is now available for aftermarket installations of the system.
The upgraded GUI simplifies cabin controls and has the same look on the cabin’s touch panels and the system’s mobile device app. Collins maintains that it offers a more intuitive experience with more icons, less text, and fewer touches to accomplish most tasks.
Collins Aerospace is a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp and offers technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Collins Aerospace lays claim to having “the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market”.