Seat/IFE Integration Workshop

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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


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

HARNESSES
-
SIMPLE
POINT TO POINT

The Challenge

IFE Of Yesterday

PCU

AUDIO
SEATBOX

Slide Courtesy of Matsushita Avionics Systems

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


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

WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop

Objectives


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.



Activities to date:


February 17 & 18, 2000
-

Initial workshop held in Atlanta, GA


Supported by 104 individuals


Five focused area identified


Certification, Communication, Design Process, Standardization,Wiring
Practices


June 13 & 14, 2000
-

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

WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop

Single Focused Workshop in Atlanta

Photos Courtesy of John White, Design Associates

Certification Focus Group

Communication Focus Group

Large Group Discussion

Small Group Discussions


Activities to date:


February 17 & 18, 2000
-

Initial workshop held in Atlanta, GA


Supported by 104 individuals


Five focused area identified


Certification, Communication, Design Process, Standardization,Wiring
Practices


June 13 & 14, 2000
-

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

Communication and Design
Processes

Presenter

Mike Mayer

United Airlines

Team Co
-
Captains

Ron Wong
-
Northwest Airlines, Inc.

Dan Vargas
-
TEAC America, Inc

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


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

Sample

WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop

Communication and Design Process Team

ICTM


PDR


CDR

FAI

A/C

LAUNCH

ICTM


PDR

CDR

FAI

A/C

LAUNCH

Typical Existing Program

Enhanced Program

Add this program definition activity

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

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

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

White Paper


Detailed process description


“How To” guide for tools (checklists,
responsibilities chart)



WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop

Communication and Design Process Team

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

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

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



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

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
.



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
.



Standardization &

Wiring Practice Solution #1


Continue to develop cabin standards:


via ARINC 628 (CEI)
-

www.ARINC.com/aeec/cabin_equip.html


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.

Proposed IACC Committee


ARINC Board of Directors

AEEC

IACC

Others

CEI

The CEI subcommittee needs to
move to report to the new IACC
(Int’l Airlines Cabin Comm.)

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
.


1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001


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
2000
-
2001

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

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
.

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
.



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
.


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

wen@ARINC
.
com

for

the

one

time

free

copy
.


Near Term Strategy


Support

the

development

of

ARINC

standards
.


ARINC

628

Part

5

(Wiring

Design

and

Installation)

will

be

reviewed

at

the

October

16
-
18

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

19
-
20

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
.


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
.


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
.


Certification

Presenter

Joe Bowers

Trans World Airlines, Inc

Team Co
-
Captains

Michael Williams
-
Jetaire Aerospace & Technology

Wade T. Price
-
Boeing Airplane Services



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



WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop

Certification Team

STC

TSO

Service
Bulletin

International
Certification

Modification
Record

Field Repair

Bilateral
Agreements

Domestic
Certification



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?

WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop

Certification Team
-
Regulatory Websites

Title
Description
Address
Comments
TSO Seats C39
Aircraft Seats and Berths.
www.faa.gov/avr/air/air100/tsocur/Current.htm
TSO Seats C127
Rotorcraft, Transport Airplane,
and Normal and Utility Airplane
Seating Systems.
www.faa.gov/avr/air/air100/tsocur/Current.htm
FAR
Federal Aviation Regulations
www.faa.gov/avr/AFS/FARS/far_idx.htm
JAR
Joint Aviation Requirements
www.jaa.nl/jar/jars_toc.html
FAA Home Page
FAA Home Page
www.faa.gov
JAA Home Page
JAA Home Page
www.jaa.nl/
AC 25.1309.1A
www.faa.gov/circdir.htm
AC 25.785-1A
www.faa.gov/circdir.htm
AC 25.853-1
Flammability Requirements for
Aircraft Seat Cushions
www.fire.tc.faa.gov/pdf/25-853.pdf
Bilateral Agreements
http://www.faa.gov/avr/air/air4/baalst.htm
International
Certification Sites
Links to other international
websites
http://www.faa.gov/avr/air/air4/links.html
http://mondrian.sba.com/forums/Thread.cfm?CFApp=92&Thread_ID=13846&mc=3#Message45196

www.waea.org/workinggroups


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



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

Questions and Answers


Issue teams will continue working to their established agendas


October 16
-
18
-
ARNIC CEI meeting at Balboa Bay Club Hotel, Newport
Beach, California


October 19
-
20
-
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


Working Groups Discussion Forum website



www.waea.org/workinggroups


Contact point for information is:


Wade T. Price


Boeing Airplane Services


P.O. box 3707 MC 7R
-
37


Seattle, WA 98124
-
2207


Phone: 425
-
865
-
7068


Fax: 425
-
865
-
7322


E
-
mail: wade.t.price@boeing.com

WAEA Seat/IFE Integration Workshop

Website and Contact Point