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Rockwell Collins expands Tailwind® 500/550 in-flight TV coverage to India and Russia


GENEVA, Switzerland .- Rockwell Collins’ Tailwind® 500 and Tailwind® 550 multi-region Direct Broadcast Satellite TV (DBS TV) systems now offer regional free-to-air TV access for India and Russia. The company’s Tailwind 500/550 satellite TV systems are the first to offer business jet travelers coverage for these regions.

“This is an important milestone for Rockwell Collins as we continue to make our Tailwind TV solutions attractive to customers in more regions,” said Steve Timm, vice president and general manager, Information Management Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We look forward to delivering the new capabilities of our information and entertainment offerings to an increasingly global customer base.”

The expanded coverage for India is available immediately, and Russian coverage will be available in August 2009.

Rockwell Collins’ Tailwind 500 system is a multi-regional tail mount airborne TV system developed and targeted specifically for the super-mid to large business aircraft. Tailwind 550 is a fuselage mount TV system designed for larger VIP business aircraft such as the BBJ and ACJ. Both systems allow the aircraft to receive DBS television signals that provide passengers with more than 475 channels of satellite video and audio programming in multiple geographic regions, including the United States, Europe, the Middle East and now India and Russia. Features include:

* Strong Reception In All Defined Areas And Regions
* Exceptional Performance In Regions With Poor Signals (Middle East and Russia)
* Operates in the Air and On The Ground
* Automatically Switches To The Right Satellite When Flying Across Regions


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