Embraer has tapped Meggitt Polymers & Composites and KID-Systeme as its new in-flight entertainment and connectivity system suppliers for the E-Jets E2, Embraer said. Meggitt is set to design and produce a high performance radome assembly for in-flight connectivity, while KID-Systeme is set to provide the SKYfi Club, which is a wireless streaming onboard platform for commercial and executive aircraft.
“To best suit their operating environments, airlines and lessors can choose from the E2's portfolio of in-flight entertainment and connectivity products from multiple suppliers. There are also common smart and modular provisions that accommodate future equipment installation,” said Rodrigo Silva e Souza, VP of marketing for Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The IFE&C portfolio will include wireless streaming entertainment to personal devices or seat backs, internet via Ka and Ku bands and air-to-ground connectivity, and real-time TV.”
According to Embraer, SKYfi Club streams content to passengers’ personal electronic devices. Embraer said the technology is based on the Airline Network Architecture connectivity platform. The system enables internet access and data services, among other services. SKYfi can be complemented by SKYpower, KID-Systeme’s in-seat power and cabin power management system.