Posted on: 29 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Air Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft, equipped with Panasonic Avionics’ (Panasonic) full in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) suite, including Panasonic’s live television product, eXTV.
eXTV offers passengers the opportunity to watch live channels including NHK World Premium, CNN and Sport 24, whilst purchasing in-flight Wi-Fi that allows passengers to use Panasonic’s exConnect service to browse the internet and send emails.
Koji Oka, director of products and services strategy for ANA, said, “For years our passengers have enjoyed an incredible entertainment experience through our partnership with Panasonic, and with our new 787-9 aircraft, we wanted to elevate this experience to a whole new level. With a powerful mix of early window content, live television and international in-flight Wi-Fi, we’re setting a new standard for air travel, and we are proud to partner with Panasonic.”Panasonic Avionics president and CEO, Paul Margis, said, “ANA’s goal was to create something truly unique for their passengers. Together, we have combined the world’s most advanced in-flight entertainment technology to offer a connected seatback experience that includes multiple channels of real-time news, the world’s most popular sporting events and other television programming. The result is a one-of-a-kind experience for their passengers.”