Posted on: 18 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Emirates has introduced its new generation in-flight entertainment (IFE) system on its newly-delivered Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A380 aircraft.
The in-seat IFE screen in Economy Class has been increased from 12.1 inches to 13.3 inches, while screens in First Class have increased from 27 inches to 32 inches – the 40% increase makes it the largest screen on any aircraft.
“We continually upgrade our fleet, as well as our products and services on board to ensure an unparalleled travel experience. In addition to the technology, Emirates also puts emphasis on curating our award-winning inflight entertainment system and we always aim to surpass industry benchmarks. Our new generation ice system elevates the viewing experience, and offers passengers the most comprehensive movie and TV selection on any airline,’ said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates’ divisional vice president – Customer Experience.
With three times the media storage on the new IFE system, ice Digital Widescreen now has 2,186 channels of on-demand entertainment and 1,230 music channels which amounts to about 4,300 hours of entertainment. This includes over 50 full TV box sets and nearly 600 movies. The enhanced system also features a multilingual interface in 14 languages and offers personal video playback.
Other new features on ice includes enhanced handset controllers, USB ports and PC power outlets on all seats across the three cabin classes to allow passengers to charge their own mobile phones and portable devices.