Air Caraibes Chooses Thales for A350 XWB IFE, IFC

By Juliet Van Wagenen | June 19, 2015
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Air Caraibes A350 XWB rendering
Air Caraibes A350 XWB rendering. Photo: Airbus

[Avionics Today 06-19-2015] Air Caraibes has selected Thales to supply the Avant In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) solutions for their new fleet of six A350 XWB aircraft.

Air Caraibes will be the A350 XWB launch customer for France. The three A350-900 and three A350-1000 series aircraft will be equipped with the Thales Avant system based on Android technologies. The first deliveries are scheduled to enter service in December of 2016.

Thales Avant will offer passengers Ka-band connectivity through Wi-Fi and seatback screens. In addition, passengers will have the ability to access wireless IFE for content streaming on their personal electronic devices. Thales has also reached an agreement with Air Caraibes to be the Value Added Reseller (VAR), which will facilitate the airline’s management of the connectivity solution to the passenger.

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