Posted on: 28 October 2016 by Mark Howells
Following the announcement that FTS Technologies has completed the installation of its Cabin Wireless Solution with China Southern Airlines, the company has confirmed its system has been selected by two further undisclosed customers, one based in North America and one based in Southeast Asia.
The North American carrier will deploy FTS’ Cabin Wireless Solution on its Boeing 737 aircraft and will launch the service during the first quarter of 2017, while the Southeast Asian airline will install the system on its fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft using a Supplemental Type Certification from EASA STC, which is due to be issued by December 2016.
“We are very excited to secure our first launch airline customer in the Americas region and we look forward to partner them to immerse their passengers into a whole new level of service and onboard entertainment,” commented Duan Shiping, president and CEO of FTS. “We are working closely with the airline and FAA to apply for STC approval. With the expected issue of the STC in early 2017, that will start opening up new opportunities worldwide and establish ourselves as a respectable global player.”
“FTS is not your average IFEC vendor,” added Darrel Chua, general manager of FTS in Singapore. “We are partners to the airlines. We are confident that our business models will help airlines maximise revenue generation potential and these strategies will revolutionise the IFEC industry.”