Posted on: 05 April 2016 by Mark Howells
Saudi Arabian Airlines has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s eXO in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for 30 Airbus A320 aircraft currently on order, with the first delivery due in November 2016.
eXO will allow Saudi Arabian Airlines to launch a hybrid installation with audio/video-on-demand in the premium cabin and overhead video in the economy cabin. Business class passengers will enjoy individual 13.3-inch full HD monitors and video touch screen handsets with a broad choice of on-demand content, while economy class passengers will enjoy entertainment on large full HD retractable overhead screens.
Saudi Arabian Airlines’ director general, Saleh Aljasser, stated, “We needed a solution that was incredibly flexible and delivered a true HD cinema experience. The ability to configure a unique entertainment experience in each cabin class is what made eXO an easy decision for our airline. Our guests can now look forward to a unique entertainment experience in every class.”
Paul Margis, president and CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, added, “Not all IFEC systems are created equal. Our unrelenting focus on our customer’s unique needs ensures that eXO delivers unmatched flexibility at a very competitive price point. Even for an overhead system, the right technology can make a huge difference in how passengers experience an airline. With eXO, Saudi Arabian Airlines benefits from the ultimate combination of efficiency, performance and reliability to create a premium entertainment experience throughout the aircraft.”