|Thales InFlyt Experience. Photo: Thales
[Aviation Today 10-01-2015] Thales announced that SriLankan Airlines has become the first airline in the world to fly the Thales Avant In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) system with an application delivering live news and weather. The carrier’s Airbus A330-300 fleet will all feature this capability enabled through the Thales solution. Currently, there are four aircraft in-service with the final fleet delivery expected by the end of 2015.
SriLankan Airlines’ passengers are now able to stay connected to the world with the latest news headlines and weather information. Live content from BBC News, AFP and AccuWeather is displayed on the passenger in-seat monitor with on demand access. The Live News & Weather application engages the passenger with news articles complete with full images plus gfive-day weather forecasts for 50 selected cities. News and weather feeds are transmitted to the aircraft via satcom during flight to provide rich, timely content, enhancing the passenger experience by enabling passengers to stay in touch with world events during flight.
Avant, Thales’ Android IFEC solution features a highly customizable passenger experience. The application is available to all advanced, single and twin aisle Airbus and Boeing aircraft.