Bombardier’s Global 5000 and 6000 Get New CMS

Rockwell Collins’ Venue provides in-home entertainment in the cabin.

Rockwell Collins Venue
The Venue cabin management system will be available in Bombardier's Global 5000 and 6000 bizjets.Bombardier

Bombardier and Rockwell Collins jointly announced at last week’s EBACE in Geneva that the Venue cabin management system will be available in the Global 5000 and 6000 bizjets, providing passengers with a full range of options for entertainment and business solutions in the cabin. The ultra-long-range business airplanes will have a dedicated media bay near the entrance where USB and HDMI ports allow for the connection of virtually any portable device, such as a computer, Apple TV, Xbox and more, to the CMS. High-speed internet connectivity completes the experience.

The goal with Venue, Rockwell Collins says, is the ability to bring any home-based system and enable the same quality of presentation to the aircraft cabin. Venue also provides the ability for passengers to control the cabin environment and see flight information. Only one seat can be designated as the “VIP” station, which maintains control of main features such as the lighting and environmental controls. Venue also has an interactive Airshow feature, with 3-D maps, time zones, route views and more.

The flexible system allows for data to be shown on Rockwell Collins’ Venue displays, portable Apple and Android tablets and wall-mounted screens in the cabin as large as 65 inches.

Venue is expected to start delivering in new Global 5000 and 6000 airplanes in the third quarter of this year. Existing Global aircraft owners will be able to retrofit the system to their airplanes as well.