Friday, June 20, 2014
EL AL Debuts Wireless IFE System
[Avionics Today June 20, 2014] EL AL Israel Airlines has begun flying with its new wireless In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system, BoardConnect. The system is produced by Lufthansa Systems, and gives passengers access to IFE content on their laptops and smart phones or in-seat screens via an aircraft Wi-Fi network.
A graphic showing the in-cabin WLAN structure of the BoardConnect system. Photo, courtesy of Lufthansa Systems.
EL AL CEO David Maimon believes entertainment is an "integral part of flying today" and calls the BoardConnect system a "state-of-the-art" upgrade to their aircraft.