Posted on: 11 September 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Avianor and AIRVOD Entertainment Ltd have announced a strategic alliance to simplify the acquisition and integration process of the AIRVOD Seatcentric in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.The new partnership will see Avianor providing engineering, certification and installation as well as sales support, repair station and spares services across the Americas. The “Pit Stop” service is aimed at offering aircraft operators and owners a contract with one team for all aspects of IFE retrofit.“By centralizing data storage and access in each seat back, operators can save millions of dollars in fuel, enhance their customer experience and reduce maintenance costs,” commented Earl Diamond, COO of Avianor. “Our new ‘Pit Stop’ concept will increase flexibility in cabin reconfigurations and most of all, offer customers an entertainment interface comparable with anything that they could experience at home.”“Traditionally when airlines installed IFE systems it took on average up to 12 months, which is a huge drain on time and monetary resources,” added CEO of AIRVOD Entertainment Ltd, Terry Bonar. “With this new strategic alliance between AIRVOD Entertainment Ltd and Avianor, we are confident this waiting time will be dramatically reduced to between three and six months.”US charter air carrier, OmniAir International, has become the first customer of the “Pit Stop’ service alliance between Avianor and AIRVOD Entertainment Ltd, equipping its fleet of 777-200 aircraft with the Seatcentric IFE system.