Issued on Regulation (EU) 2018/1142
The units and components which furnish a means of entertaining the passengers and providing communication within the aircraft (Cabin Intercommunication Data System (CIDS)) and between the aircraft cabin and ground stations (Cabin Network Service (CNS)). They include voice, data, music and video transmissions.
CIDS provides an interface between cockpit/cabin crew and cabin systems. These systems support data exchange between the different related Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) and they are typically operated via Flight Attendant Panels (FAPs).
CNS typically consists of a server, interfacing with, among others, the following systems:
CNS may host functions such as:
The units and components which furnish a means of storing, updating and retrieving
digital information traditionally provided on paper, microfilm or microfiche. They include
units that are dedicated to the information storage and retrieval function such as the
electronic library mass storage and controller, but they do not include units or
components installed for other uses and shared with other systems, such as flight deck
printer or general-use display.
Typical examples include: