AIX 2015: Panasonic acquires Tactel

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has announced its acquisition of Tactel AB (Tactel), a mobile app and software consultancy based in Sweden, at the Aircraft Interiors expo in Hamburg.Panasonic hopes acquiring Tactel will further increase the company's engineering and software expertise in the consulting and development of apps, portals, visual and interactive design and back-end services.Tactel will operate as an independent unit of Panasonic as well as continuing to deliver solutions to its customers in the media, mobile and financial services industries under the leadership of CEO Jonas Andersson.“We are excited to join Panasonic Avionics and participate in the profound change that mobile technology can bring to the modern in-flight experience,” said Andersson. “Panasonic’s market leadership coupled with Tactel’s unique mobile industry experience will provide innovative software solutions for the aviation industry."Paul Margis, president and CEO of Panasonic Avionics, remarked, “Tactel is a unique and innovative company that delivers custom solutions with the personalised, rich experiences that today's connected passengers demand. We believe that Tactel’s unique blend of solutions and services will help enhance our in-flight entertainment and broadband connectivity offerings, and also help our customers become even more successful.”

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