Posted on: 26 March 2012 by Mark Howells
Airbus has announced an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation for a line-fit installation of the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) provider’s Global Communications Suite on an A380 aircraft."Broadband connectivity, especially on long-haul flights, is increasingly important to our customers, and we are very excited to be working with Airbus on this significant milestone,” commented Vice President of Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s Global Communications Service, David Bruner.Panasonic’s Global Communications Suite provides two-way broadband connectivity to an aircraft. It supports a wide range of passenger and crew applications including in-flight broadband internet access over Wi-Fi to passengers, and mobile phone service offered in collaboration with AeroMobile. Panasonic’s in-flight connectivity service also includes a global live television service offering content from BBC World News, BBC Arabic, NHK World Premium, France 24, Euronews, IMG Media’s Barclays’ Premier League Channel, and IMG Media’s Sport 24.