Rendering of completed interior modification showing high-definition monitor placement.
Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport recently signed a contract with Diversified Aviation Services (DAS) to outfit a private Boeing 737-500 series aircraft with the latest in InFlight Entertainment (IFE). The avionics installation will be done at the customer’s base during a minimum maintenance inspection and an extensive interior modification.
The new interior configuration will consist of three private rooms with the forward lounge and meeting rooms outfitted with High-Definition (HD) monitors that will be interfaced to Blue-Ray players, a worldwide moving map and auxiliary panels for iPod connections. Each room will be controlled by touch panels with customer approved icons in lieu of discrete switch panels. The IFE equipment is from industry leader Flight Display Systems. For sound enhancements, speakers and subwoofers have been added. To keep all the personal devices charged, Astronics power supplies and outlets have been incorporated in each room.
“Banyan’s team worked closely with the Designer, the Special Projects Manager and the rest of the experienced team at DAS to ensure the layout was correct and would meet their client’s expectations,” stated Brian Wilson, Banyan’s Director of Avionics. “Since downtime is critical and with extensive interior work ongoing, the client was pleased with the flexibility we offered by doing the work at their facility.”
In addition to In Flight Entertainment, the Banyan Avionics team offers comprehensive avionics installations
, repairs, modifications, and is an authorized dealer for all major avionics manufacturers. They have extensive installation experience with High Speed Data, SatCom, glass cockpits, cockpit voice recorders, flight data recorders, electronic flight bags, enhanced ground proximity warning systems, multifunction displays, satellite communications, Iridium, and traffic alert collision avoidance systems. Banyan’s avionics department is certified as both an FAA and EASA repair station and has also earned repair station designations for Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela. For more information about Banyan, visit www.banyanair.com