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Israel’s El Al Wants to Outfit Boeing Dreamliners with Panasonic IFE

By S.L. Fuller | July 18, 2017

EL AL Israel Airlines Boing 767. Public domain photo.

EL AL Israel Airlines Boing 767. Public domain photo.

Panasonic Avionics Corp.’s eX3 in-flight entertainment (IFE) system is set to find its way onto 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Panasonic said. Israel's El Al airlines has selected the system for its new fleet.

"We are focused on delivering a premium in-flight experience for our customers,” said Amir Rogovsky, El Al's VP. “Our long-term partnership with Panasonic continues to be extremely successful, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Panasonic Avionics as one of the leaders in the IFE industry.”

The terms of the deal include eX3 installations on nine of El Al’s Boeing 787-9s and seven 787-8s. Delivery of the first aircraft is set for August. Also included in the deal is a 15-year contract for system maintenance by Panasonic Technical Services.

With its eX3 installs, the airline is set to receive 12-, 13- and 16-inch high-definition monitors that passengers can view. The monitors feature proprietary Panasonic technology, the company said, like the human eye function, which adjusts brightness.

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