“Before, a plane was a place where you switched off until you landed. Now, an airplane is an extension of your home or office, where you’re connecting with friends, family or colleagues,” says Tim Fagan, Manager of Industrial Design at Bombardier Business Aircraft.
Industrial designer Nikolas Beaudin, who is working on the CMS at Bombardier Business Aircraft, adds, “If we look at what we’ve got at home – thermostats, dimmers, a home entertainment system – these are all different ecosystems. The main challenge for us was: How do you gather them into one system?”
One vital tool for developing the new CMS was Bombardier Business Aircraft’s “lab,” where a Completion Systems Test Rig let the Global 7500 team replicate the cabin environment, from lighting to entertainment systems, and validate every aspect of its functionality.
As a result of rigorous tests and customer consultations, the new CMS features: Suite controllers for the aircraft’s living spaces; a media center with an available 4k 40-inch display and the industry’s highest fidelity speakers; a downloadable nice Touch app, providing easy access from your smartphone or tablet; and Bombardier’s patented Touch dial, the first and only OLED display dial certified in business aviation.