Panasonic Expands Emirates Contract

By Tish Drake | November 19, 2007
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Panasonic Avionics, Lake Forest, Calif., signed a $500 million contract amendment with Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, to expand the installation of its eX2 in-flight entertainment (IFE) system on Emirates’ aircraft purchases and fleet upgrades. Panasonic said all of Emirates’ 111 wide-body passenger aircraft are equipped with its IFE systems. The eX2 system is already successfully fitted on a number of its aircraft and will be extended into all new and retrofit aircraft during the next 5 years, the company said.  At the 2007 Dubai Airshow, Emirates made history with its massive aircraft order, valued at $34.9 billion and includes 120 A350s, 11 A380s and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs. Emirates is the largest A380 customer with 58 firm orders.  In 2004, Emirates announced a $1 billion order for eX2 systems to be fitted on its new Boeing 777-200LRs and 777-300ERs and said it would be the original equipment on its A380s. For related news

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