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Panasonic Avionics to Outfit Turkish Airlines with IFC Suite

By Kendall Russell | April 16, 2018
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An Airbus A350-900 in service with Turkish Airlines. Photo courtesy of Airbus

Panasonic Avionics and Turkish Airlines have announced a major commitment to in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions to be line-fit installed on 50 wide-bodied aircraft the airline has on order and with options for a further 10.

Panasonic will fit its X-Series connectivity system along with its Rivet Media advertising solution and a suite of other services including in-flight mobile phone use and global live television on 25 Boeing 787-9s and 25 Airbus A350-900s. Turkish Airlines is due to receive the first aircraft in June 2019.

According to Turkish Airlines, the system will enable a personalized home theatre experience that includes high-definition screens for each passenger, audio and video entertainment on demand, capacitive multi-touch screens, in-flight shopping and hospitality features, route-based in-flight entertainment, passenger survey functions and USB-charging facilities.

The system will include Panasonic’s passenger data integration service, which will allow Turkish Airlines to add higher levels of personalization to its in-flight experience. This will enable the airline to recognize the travel preferences of its guests and recommend content, services and specific amenities.

Panasonic will also fit Turkish Airlines’ aircraft with a new satellite modem which offers bandwidth up to 20 times greater than previously available, enabling a host of new applications including live television programming, internet connectivity, video streaming, in-flight mobile phone service and greater bandwidth for crew applications.

Additionally, passengers will receive live text news customized for Turkish Airlines by Turkish news agency Anadolu Agency.

This was originally published at Via Satellite.

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