APEXEXPO2018: EGYPTAIR opts for Panasonic IFEC for new A320s

Panasonic has formed an agreement with EGYPTAIR to provide in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for its new fleet of 15 A320neo aircraft.

The carrier selected Panasonic’s X-Series IFEC platform to be line-fit installed on its new narrow-body aircraft, with the first aircraft due to enter service with the airline in 2020.

Business class passengers will benefit from 13-inch HD personal screens with a video handset and charging facilities at every seat, while in economy class, each passenger will have a 10-inch HD screen incorporating a USB power point, with charging facilities at each seat group.

Passengers will also be able to stay connected through Panasonic’s in-flight Wi-Fi service, enabling internet and video streaming, powered by its new satellite modem.

Captain Ahmed Adel, chairman and CEO, EGYPTAIR said: “Panasonic Avionics is our partner of choice for IFEC solutions, and working with them, we are changing the way our passengers experience air travel. This latest extension of our partnership marks our commitment to creating memorable inflight experiences.”

EGYPTAIR’s passengers will also have access to other amenities including in-flight shopping options and 3D flight path moving maps.

The airline has also selected Panasonic’s advertising platform, OneMedia, through which it can target onboard advertising campaigns by categories including seat class, flight destination, origin city, content categories and languages.

Hideo Nakano, chief executive officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said the announcement “deepened” the long-standing partnership between the pair, and follows an agreement earlier this year to provide IFEC solutions for the airline’s wide-body fleet.

Nakano said: “The solutions selected by EGYPTAIR for their new A320neos will enhance their in-flight offering, and ensure their passengers are both entertained and connected in-flight.”

Pictured: Captain Ahmed Adel, chairman and CEO, EGYPTAIR.

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