Posted on: 11 September 2019 by Alexander Preston
Safran Passenger Innovations has announced the first customers for its next generation RAVE ULTRA IFE solution.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is to retrofit eleven Boeing 787-8s for domestic Japan flights, with the system, with the first aircraft entering service in the first quarter of 2021, with additional RAVE deliveries continuing into early 2022.
The ANA B787-8 RAVE ULTRA retrofit program includes a two-class configuration of First and Economy seats. The 28 First seats will upgrade to the 15.6-inch display and the 284 Economy seats will upgrade to the 13.3-inch display.
Safran Passenger Innovations and ANA are working together on additional RAVE ULTRA display retrofit and line fit programs.
Elsewhere, Lufthansa Airlines has selected RAVE ULTRA IFEC as a line fit option on 34 Boeing 777-9s.
Lufthansa will operate the Boeing 7779 RAVE ULTRAs in four configurations. The configuration includes displays with touch screen controls up to 27 inches. All passengers will have the ability to connect their own personal Bluetooth headsets and pair their own devices with RAVE’s Second Screen application.
“Safran Passenger Innovations continues to set the bar for large entertainment viewing and passenger enjoyment in flight. The innovation they offer demonstrates Lufthansa’s aim for modern and comfortable cabins, perfect service and a positive experience in-flight. RAVE ULTRA complements Lufthansa’s strategic direction to deliver each passenger a quality, innovative experience on-board,” commented Floris Reimbold, head of IFEC Technology of Lufthansa Group.