Skip to content
Home » Airline PaxEx » AIX 2024 Unveiled: New MAYA Suite By Collins Aerospace & Panasonic Avionics

AIX 2024 Unveiled: New MAYA Suite By Collins Aerospace & Panasonic Avionics

RTX’s Collins Aerospace and Panasonic Avionics unveil MAYA – the future of premium air travel.

The new MAYA suite for tech-savvy passengers improves the onboard experience, increasing passenger loyalty, satisfaction, and airline profits.

Collins Aerospace and Panasonic Avionics Corporation revealed MAYA, a next-generation business class suite, at the 2024 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, on May 28, 2024.

MAYA combines Collins Aerospace’s design with Panasonic Avionics’ tech skills. This combined solution makes business-class cabins more comfortable, engaging, accessible, and eco-friendly for future air travel.

The suite highlights great ergonomics and advanced seating. It includes ARISE™ comfort technology, which adjusts cushion pressure, controls temperature and reduces vibrations automatically to help passengers rest better and feel good.

MAYA suite. Collins Aerospace at , Hall B5, Hamburg Messe Conference Centre, Hamburg, , GDR.  27 May 2024
MAYA Chair. Collins Aerospace at , Hall B5, Hamburg Messe Conference Centre, Hamburg, , GDR. 27 May 2024

The 45-inch Astrova Curve is a wide, high-definition OLED screen that’s the main attraction of the suite. Its audio system offers an immersive viewing experience without needing headphones.

The ADAPT™ controller connects with passenger devices, letting them adjust their seats and offering different accessibility options for mobility, senses, cognition, and language.

MAYA: A Fusion of Physical, Digital, And Smart Tech

MAYA Suite
MAYA Chair. Collins Aerospace at , Hall B5, Hamburg Messe Conference Centre, Hamburg, , GDR. 27 May 2024

“MAYA is the fusion of enhanced physical, digital, and smart technologies that exponentially enhance the cabin experience in ways individual solutions are unable to accomplish on their own,” said Ed Dryden, president of Interiors at Collins Aerospace. “Unprecedented customization and user control provides uniquely personal in-flight experiences – bridging historical gaps in accessibility, enabling multi-dimensional comfort and facilitating immersive in-flight entertainment.”

Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s CEO Ken Sain said: “MAYA is the product of the leading inflight technology provider and the largest airplane seat manufacturer collaborating to create the future of business class for the next generation of tech-savvy passengers. The seamlessly integrated 45” Astrova Curve OLED display is 3 times larger than typical screens and the first Ultra-Widescreen CinemaScope (21:9) display in the sky – the same screen format in cinemas. Based on field of view, MAYA delivers a 50% more immersive viewing experience than sitting in a theater.”

A Focus On Sustainability In The MAYA Suite

The MAYA suite uses recycled, reusable, and plant-based materials to focus on luxury and sustainability. Using STARLight™ composite structures reduces production waste and improves product reuse. The design highlights easy upgrades, disassembly, and better recycling. Visit the suites at the Aircraft Interiors Exhibition in Hamburg at Panasonic Avionics (4A10) and Collins Aerospace (5B30) booths.

About Collins Aerospace

Part of RTX, Collins Aerospace specializes in integrated and intelligent aerospace and defense solutions. With 80,000 employees, they focus on technologies for sustainable aviation, passenger safety, mission success, and space exploration.

About RTX

With over 185,000 global employees, RTX is a leader in technology and science, advancing aviation, defense systems, and next-gen tech solutions. Consisting of Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon, it addressed critical global challenges. In 2023, the company, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, reported sales of $69 billion.

About Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, founded in 1979, is the leading provider of in-flight entertainment and communication systems. Serving over 200 airlines worldwide, it offers IFE, satellite Wi-Fi connectivity, and digital services, supported by a global team of over 3,500 employees in 50 locations. Its innovations improve customer experiences, airline loyalty, ancillary revenue, and operational efficiency. The company is headquartered in California.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Cookie Consent with Real Cookie Banner