digEcor has completed the acquisition of the commercial in-flight entertainment (IFE) business from Collins Aerospace.

The negotiations over the acquisition originally started with Rockwell Collins, which was acquired by United Technologies last year and rebranded as Collins Aerospace.

The financial details of the transaction were not divulged. California-based private equity firm JW Hill Capital supported digEcor in the deal.

With the completion of the deal, digEcor has also rebranded the company as Burrana.

“It is the history of innovation that is the common thread that binds these two organisations together as Burrana and the main driver for the acquisition.”

Burrana CEO David Withers said: “Burrana is an indigenous Australian word, meaning to fly, which aligns to our purpose of helping airlines create extraordinary passenger experiences.

“It is the history of innovation that is the common thread that binds these two organisations together as Burrana and the main driver for the acquisition.”

The acquisition expands digEcor’s portfolio by including Rockwell Collins’ PAVES family of seat back and overhead solutions, PAVES on-demand, total entertainment system (TES), enhanced total entertainment system (ETES) and content services.

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It will enable the company to offer a variety of in-flight entertainment products to the airlines, helping them to enhance the passenger experience.

Withers added: “Burrana’s global employee base will deliver innovative cabin technologies reliably and affordably to the market, serving an installed base of more than 1,400 planes and 300 customers, positioning us as the #3 player in the IFE market – and we are not stopping there.

“We will achieve our vision of taking the passenger experience to the next level by collectively bringing the right new technology to market and leveraging our engineering expertise and proven ability to rapidly develop and certify new products.”