Posted on: 26 September 2013 by Mark Howells
Air France has introduced to its new Economy and Premium Economy class cabins a wider touch screen for the viewing of the carrier’s in-flight entertainment (IFE) offering.
Installed in each seat, the wider touch screen also has more content. This new equipment will be available as of Summer 2014 onboard 44 Air France aircraft with over 1,000 hours of on demand entertainment.
In Economy and Premium Economy, each passenger will have their own touch screen offering high definition images. The latest generation screen is significantly larger: 12 inches (30.5 cm) in Premium Economy versus 10 inches previously, 9 inches (22.9 cm) in Economy – versus 6 to 8 previously. It offers an in-flight browsing experience, similar to browsing a tablet and a brand new graphic interface. The browsing interface is available in twelve languages including Chinese and Arabic.
The content includes cinema, games, music, TV series and other programmes. Passengers will have access to a “World movie” selection (movies in their original language version such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, etc.). Young passengers will also be able to view a selection of programmes specially designed for them.
Below each screen, a USB port allows passengers to recharge a mobile phone. It can also be used to look at photos, listen to personal music or read pdf documents.