Contributed by Chris Christianson, Avionics Tech Rep
The combinations of CMS equipment that can be selected and installed are endless. Attend the upcoming AEA Convention in Las Vegas to learn how to navigate your many options.
When I was asked if I would give a class at the 56th Annual Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention and Trade Show on Cabin Management Systems (CMS), the answer was an easy yes. CMS is one of the avionics subjects that I am most passionate about.
With the recent explosion of new and exciting CMS entertainment and control options for business aircraft, my colleagues and I wrote a Straight Talk booklet about Cabin Management Systems and developed the CABIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - CMS STRAIGHT TALK course for the AEA convention to help guide operators through their many options. Every day, Duncan Aviation Tech Reps field questions on cabin management and entertainment, and these resources cover the most common equipment requested by Duncan Aviation customers. The sessions at AEA will cover the basics of cabin management systems and get into the nuts and bolts of installing, interfacing and supporting various systems. Discussions will include everything from switching to displays, Wi-Fi and more. The session will conclude with a Q&A session and the critical exchange of pilot and crew debriefs.
This presentation at the AEA gatherings will be the first for me. I hope to use this opportunity to see what else is out there in the Avionics world and learn from it and hopefully give something back to the Avionics field with my experience. I hope to see you at the 56th Annual Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 25-28, 2013.
Duncan Aviation offers several informational business aviation resources for download, including the CMS Straight Talk Book, here: http://www.duncanaviation.aero/resources/index.php
Chris Christianson is an avionics installation tech rep located at Duncan Aviation's Lincoln, NE, facility. He specializes in a broad array of avionics & CMS for the following business aircraft: Challenger, Embraer, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker, Learjet, Global, Cessna, King Air, Astra and Westwind. His aviation career began in 1997.