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1 Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Panelist/Presenters: Mike Mayer-United Airlines Tom Aliffi-Delta Air Lines Joe Bowers-Trans World Airlines Moderator: Wade Price-Boeing Airplane Services

2 Airlines –Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd. –Continental Airlines –Delta Air Lines –El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. –Emirates –Lufthansa German Airlines –Northwest Airlines, Inc –Qantas Airways Ltd –South African Airways –Trans World Airlines, Inc –United Airlines –US Airways –Virgin Atlantic Airways WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Acknowledgements Aircraft Manufactures –EADS-Airbus –Boeing Commercial Airplane IFE Suppliers-Continued –Cory Components –Emphasis Custom Media –Icore International –IEC International Ltd. –Industrial Technology Research –Inflight Peripherals Limited –Jetaire Aerospace & Technology –Labinal Aero Systems Division –Lind Electronics Design Co. –Matsushita Avionics Systems –MBM Technology Ltd –Primex Aerospace Company –Reynard Aviation Ltd –Rockwell Collins –SITA –Sony Trans Com –TEAC America, Inc –Telefonix, Inc –Ultra Electronics Ltd –VDO Lufttfahrtgerate Werk Seat Suppliers –AMI Aircraft Seating Systems –Aviointeriors S.p.A –B/E Aerospace –Brice Manufacturing –Britax Contour –Koito Ind, Ltd. –Recaro Aircraft Seating –Sicma Aero Seat –Sogerma/Aeorspatiale-Matra –Weber Aircraft, Inc IFE Supplier –AEI Music, Inflight Division –ARINC Inc. –AT&T Wireless Services Aviation –Boeing Space and Communication –Bose Corporation –Chol Enterprises –Cinch Connector Division –Compendium Resource Management Aircraft Service –Boeing Airplane Services –Raychem Corporation Media –Design Associates –Inflight Magazine

3 HARNESSES -SIMPLE POINT TO POINT The Challenge IFE Of Yesterday PCU AUDIO SEATBOX Slide Courtesy of Matsushita Avionics Systems

4 IFE & Seats Of Today And Tomorrow HARNESSES -A FAMILY OF OCTOPI 4” LCD 6” LCD 8” LCD 10” LCD 14” LCD ON SEAT BACK ON SEAT ARM TOUCH SCREEN CREDIT CARD READER SMART CARD READER MULTIPLE SEAT BOXES IFE POWER PC POWER SEAT POWER REMOTE AUDIO JACK PC POWER JACK READING LIGHTS PCU - AUDIO ONLY PCU - AUDIO + PSS FIXED GAME CONTROLLER REMOTE GAME CONTROLLER TELEPHONE HANDSET INTEGRATED HANDSET AUDIO/VIDEO/PSS/GAMES/ETC CREDIT CARD READER SMART CARD READER REMOTE CORDREELS INTEGRATED CORDREELS COILED CORDS PERSONAL CASSETTE PLAYER DVD’S PERSONAL MASSAGE HEAT SUB-WOOFERS SURROUND SOUND VIRTUAL REALITY EMERGENCY LIGHTING TOP MOUNT SIDE MOUNT END MOUNT BACKREST LEGREST HEADREST LUMBAR SEAT BOXES VGA LCD Slide Courtesy of Matsushita Avionics Systems

5 Background –Breakout round table discussions held at WAEA’s 1999 Annual Conference WAEA Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah 75 individuals support Gathered 100+ inputs –Grouped agreed to hold a focused workshop in Atlanta for February 2000 WAEA Seat Integration Workshop

6 WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Objectives Identify common non-proprietary issues that burden industry and develop resolution plans.Identify common non-proprietary issues that burden industry and develop resolution plans. Identify common industry goals for the Near Term (three months), Mid Term (six months to one year) and Long Term (one to five years). Create and implement an industry communication strategy to support resolution of non-proprietary and proprietary issues, and provide disclosure of new developments.

7 Activities to date: –February 17 & 18, Initial workshop held in Atlanta, GA Supported by 104 individuals Five focused area identified –Certification, Communication, Design Process, Standardization,Wiring Practices –June 13 & 14, Follow-on meeting held in Seattle, WA Supported by 45 individuals Five focus areas consolidated into three –Communication and Design Process –Standardization and Wiring Practices –Certification WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Background Continued

8 WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Single Focused Workshop in Atlanta Photos Courtesy of John White, Design Associates Certification Focus GroupCommunication Focus Group Large Group Discussion Small Group Discussions

9 Activities to date: –February 17 & 18, Initial workshop held in Atlanta, GA Supported by 104 individuals Five focused area identified –Certification, Communication, Design Process, Standardization,Wiring Practices –June 13 & 14, Follow-on meeting held in Seattle, WA Supported by 45 individuals Five focus areas consolidated into three –Communication and Design Process –Standardization and Wiring Practices –Certification WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Background Continued

10 Communication and Design Processes Presenter Mike Mayer United Airlines Team Co-Captains Ron Wong-Northwest Airlines, Inc. Dan Vargas-TEAC America, Inc

11 Mission Statement: To define a Process and Vehicle that will identify roles, responsibilities, activities and information required from all participants to support the total program from pre-kickoff to aircraft delivery WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Communication and Design Process Team

12 Team will develop a “White Paper” that will include four components: A sample “Detailed Process Description,” which describes exactly what the seat/IFE project will accomplish and the processes leading to project completion. A sample “Program Definition Guide,” which identifies the suppliers and disciplines involved, assigns roles and responsibilities, and establishes proposed timelines, program flows, and communication methods/schedules, etc. A “Checklist,” which is a start-to-finish calendar of critical dates by which particular tasks must be completed by particular parties A “Responsibility Chart” identifying the chain of authority throughout the project ECD for White Paper is October 2000 WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Communication and Design Process Team

13 Sample WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Communication and Design Process Team ICTMPDRCDRFAI A/C LAUNCH ICTMPDRCDRFAI A/C LAUNCH Typical Existing Program Enhanced Program Add this program definition activity

14 Program Definition (before ITCM) Meeting or Telecon or Website or ??? –Establishing Roles and Responsibilities –Identifying Suppliers –Identifying Definition Requirements –Defining Contractual Requirements –Listing Participants: Names, Functions, Organizations –Proposed Timeline/ Schedule (Program Flow) –Schedule for receipt for ITCM information WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Communication and Design Process Team

15 Checklists Identify existing industry milestone checklists (PDR, CDR, FAI) –Airbus / Boeing –Matsushita Avionics Systems –Rockwell Collins Passenger Systems –Sextant In-Flight Systems Compile checklists for use as tools WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Communication and Design Process Team

16 Responsibility Chart Utilizes Organization Chart format Defines Contractual “Direct Reports” Clearly outlines complex Interdependent relationships WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Communication and Design Process Team

17 White Paper Detailed process description “How To” guide for tools (checklists, responsibilities chart) WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Communication and Design Process Team

18 Benefits Better Communication = Lower Costs Administration & Program costs Fewer Change requests On Time deliveries What the Customer Wanted, not just Ordered!!! WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Communication and Design Process Team

19 Next Steps White Paper and Program Definition Guide to be put before Group at October Technical Committee Meeting Industry Checklists to be consolidated for Group input Responsibility Chart format to be reviewed Airline Partners sought for Pilot Program Sponsorship!!!!!!!!!!! WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Communication and Design Process Team

20 Standardization & Wiring Practice Presenter Tom Aliffi Delta Air Lines Team Co-Captains Rob Hofmann-Matsushita Avionics Systems Tom Aliffi-Delta Airlines Allen Stewart-Matsushita Avionics Systems Thorsten Steinlicht-EADS Airbus

21 Educate Industry about existing cabin wiring standards as defined in ARINC 628 documents Advocate implementation of the new International Airlines Cabin Committee (IACC) ARINC engineering committee Areas of high interest for future activities: –Clear and consistent guidelines for seat inspection/review personnel –Standardization of “invisible” parts –More detailed seat assemble and wiring drawing practices –Specifications for IFE cable length tolerances and available harness length increments WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Standardization & Wiring Team

22 Benefits of Standards Standards that define the IFE/Seat physical interfaces (space, mounting, weight) and equipment/wiring installation can help reduce the cost of IFE/Seat integration effort. These standards will soon be the requirements by which OEM’s specify line-fit aircraft installations, and can also be used by airlines in capturing many design requirements (simplify contracts) during retrofit programs.

23 Objective The objective of the WAEA-TC Standardization Working Group is to facilitate an industry approved plan and strategy for the development of these standards Rather than establish a permanent forum, the goal is to facilitate agreement on the strategy, map solutions to existing activities where appropriate, and outline a strategy for solutions that need to be developed.

24 Standardization & Wiring Practice Solution #1 Continue to develop cabin standards: –via ARINC 628 (CEI) - –implement new IACC committee under ARINC –get more industry support (esp. seats & airlines) Target: Final proposal at end of year for new IACC committee. Contact Rich Salter or WAEA web site for further information.

25 Proposed IACC Committee ARINC Board of Directors AEECIACCOthers CEI The CEI subcommittee needs to move to report to the new IACC (Int’l Airlines Cabin Comm.)

26 Standardization & Wiring Practice Solution #2 Create a top level overview of ARINC 628 to provide to industry (Parts 1-8) –To educate industry of what standards exist & point out future needs –And as a tool for airlines to gain support of IACC Target: Draft by March 30 (complete), presented at June 2000 CEI meeting for review. Update draft to be reviewed at October 2000 CEI for acceptance.

27 Part 3 - Aircraft System Interfaces Part 7 - Cooling Part 2 - Cabin Mgmt & Entertainment Systems Seat Interfaces Part 4A/B - Std Wiring 90% - Mostly complete 40% - Need support of Industry 100% - Complete 90% - minor mods required Close to complete Cabin Equipment Strategy Part 5 - Part Selection & Wire Design & Instl Guidelines Close to complete Part 6 - Fiber Optic Cable Assembly - General Specification Close to complete Part 8 - Availability Close to complete Part 1 - Cabin Mgmt & Entertainment Systems Head End Peripherals CSTF & ATA Planning & Priorities for On- Going Activities Refine Seat Interfaces (Pt 2) Cert Harmonization (??) Product Quality Reqmt’s Sat-TV (Pt 1) Std Wiring updates (Pt 4) In-seat power (Pt 2 & 4) Seat Display Interop (Pt 2) Others? ARINC 628

28 Standardization & Wiring Practice Solution #3 Seat inspection & review personnel inconsistency was discussed at length. This inconsistency between the various personnel has been a source of difficulty during the seat inspection. It was suggested that the current guidelines allow for too much subjective opinion. ARINC 628, Part 5, needs to be adopted as the industry standard and inspection/review personnel need to become familiar with and use this document to reduce subjective inspection results.

29 Standardization & Wiring Practice Solution #4 Concentrate on standardizing installation of invisible parts –e.g., Seat box, cables, brackets, shrouds, items not desired to be seen by pax. Target: Ongoing via ARINC 628 activity.

30 Standardization & Wiring Practice Solution #5 All seat suppliers are to produce their seat assembly and wiring installation drawings with a level of detail that assures manufacturing repeatability and ultimately inspection result repeatability. Additional language stating these requirements was submitted for review: study at October 2000 ARINC 628 CEI meeting.

31 Standardization & Wiring Practice Solution #6 ARINC, once again offered to provide ARINC 628 documents to the various seat suppliers one time free of cost. The seat suppliers were to contact Earl Nicks at to for the one time free copy.

32 Near Term Strategy Support the development of ARINC standards. ARINC 628 Part 5 (Wiring Design and Installation) will be reviewed at the October meeting of the CEI and the January meeting of the CWG, and is intended to be submitted for adoption at the February CEI meeting. The October WAEA-TC meeting is a good opportunity to introduce the contents of ARINC 628 Part 2 (Equipment Interfaces) and identify areas for improvement. Identify other industry standards and guidance documents which aid the Seat/IFE effort.

33 Long Term Strategy There are several industry forums (ARAC, SAE, Congressional Bill, etc.) which are not focused on IFE integration, but represent a strain on the resources of Seat suppliers if ARINC activities are included. Develop a plan to consider how Seat/IFE integration standards can be supported in conjunction with these existing industry activities.

34 Take Home Message Airlines and Seat suppliers are strongly encouraged to participate in these meetings so that the specifications being drafted best represent the consensus of the participants. Beware that your silence is also consent. Attend and be heard.

35 Certification Presenter Joe Bowers Trans World Airlines, Inc Team Co-Captains Michael Williams-Jetaire Aerospace & Technology Wade T. Price-Boeing Airplane Services

36 WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Certification Team Perform a program needs analysis Define certification requirements early in the program Identify responsibilities Obtain Regulatory buy-in early Be open and honest with your teaming partners Develop and maintain milestones Maintain Situational Awareness Communicate regularly Be realistic with your schedule If you don’t know, ask Develop A Certification Strategy Early

37 WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Certification Team STC TSO Service Bulletin International Certification Modification Record Field Repair Bilateral Agreements Domestic Certification

38 WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Certification Team TSO, FAA, JAA, Bilateral Agreements, STC, Service Bulletins, Owner/Operator, Conformity, Cert Testing, ACO, MIDO, JCAB, UKCAA, LBA, PMA, etc. Where do I go to for the reference material?

39 WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Certification Team-Regulatory Websites

40 Working session to develop and post on the WAEA working group website some general guidelines for creating a preliminary certification strategy Continue to add to the list of regulatory websites. Add reference materials/documents including FAA letters/findings that relate to common problems WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Certification Team-Next Steps

41 Good communication/information exchange forum Development of website lists for information definition and exchange Identification of common problems and resolutions FAA/JAA can be part of the solution rather than the problem when included early in the process (Proactive rather than Reactive involvement) WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Certification Team-Benefits

42 Questions and Answers

43 Issue teams will continue working to their established agendas October ARNIC CEI meeting at Balboa Bay Club Hotel, Newport Beach, California October WAEA Technical Committee Meeting at Boeing’s facilities I Long Beach, California –Review and finalize: Certification “General Guidelines” and resource website spreadsheet Communication and Process Teams White Paper –Develop next step activities base on Anaheim, CA survey results WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Upcoming Activities

44 Working Groups Discussion Forum website Contact point for information is: Wade T. Price Boeing Airplane Services P.O. box 3707 MC 7R-37 Seattle, WA Phone: Fax: WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop Website and Contact Point


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