Christchurch company aims high
Sir Peter Jackson isn’t the only New Zealander with his sights set on the Gulfstream GVI G650 jet. Christchurch-based DesignA Electronics designs and produces a key component used in the aircraft cabin management control system.
General manager Colin Hogg says he was delighted to hear about Sir Peter’s purchase of the flagship Gulfstream G650. “Knowing that a significant New Zealander could be utilising one of the jets that we supply a component for, really brings our work closer to home.”
DesignA Electronics is under contract to the international business jet manufacturer, producing a key component in the Gulfstream cabin management system (GCMS), used on a number of Gulfstream’s jets, including the G650.
“Our Snapper CL15 component is essentially a computer part vital to the functioning of the GCMS, which provides digital control of all cabin systems — from lighting, window shades and temperature to furniture and entertainment equipment,” says Colin.
The GCMS uses Apple systems (iPhone, iPod and iPad) to download an application that synchronises the cabin system. Passengers can create and control the in-flight environment to suit their individual needs such as setting preferences for different situations while working, dining, relaxing or sleeping.
“The cabin management system turns the iPhone into a master key to the G650’s cabin control, with all the required functionality at your fingertips. Our Snapper C15 board is a key component of the system, maximising the power of mobile technology,” says Colin.
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