Lufthansa, Panasonic in IFE Deal

By Tish Drake | May 20, 2010
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Panasonic Avionics will deploy its eX2 in-flight entertainment and connectivity system on Lufthansa’s flagship Airbus A380. The companies made the announcement Wednesday at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany.

Panasonic’s eX2 IFEC system provides access to films in up to eight languages, TV series, international radio channels, CDs, games, flight and connecting gate information, all displayed on in-seat monitors. Lufthansa has ordered 15 of the Airbus A380 aircraft. The aircraft will have 526 seats in three classes on two levels. With four of the planes expected to be in service by the end of the year, initial routes will be between Frankfurt and the destination cities of Tokyo, Beijing and Johannesburg. The inaugural commercial flight will leave Frankfurt June 11, en route to Tokyo.

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