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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Panasonic Announces IFEC Agreements with Singapore, Saudi Arabian Airlines

Juliet Van Wagenen

Rendering of aircraft cabin equipped with Panasonic Avionics eXconnect broadband IFEC solution
Rendering of aircraft cabin equipped with Panasonic Avionics eXconnect broadband IFEC solution. Photo: Panasonic Avionics

[Avionics Today 04-05-2016] Singapore Airlines has selected Panasonic Avionics to deliver broadband connectivity and personalized entertainment across the airline’s Boeing 787-10 and A350 fleets. This announcement comes on the heels of the delivery of Singapore Airlines’ first A350 aircraft equipped with Panasonic’s In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) systems.

Panasonic will deliver IFEC solutions for Singapore Airlines’ mobile media app, KrisWorld, on board their 787-10 A350-900 aircraft. The airline will be the launch customer for both fleets. The experience will also include the capability to provide broadband Internet services to passenger devices and seatbacks, as well as mobile phone services.

Panasonic has also struck a deal with Saudi Arabian Airlines to provide its eXO IFE system for its fleet of 30 Airbus A320 aircraft on order. The company will equip the flee with its HD IFE system, with the first aircraft due to be delivered in November.

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