Posted on: 04 December 2015 by Mark Howells
Portugal-based charter carrier EuroAtlantic Airways has become digEcor’s latest customer with plans to deploy the company’s embedded GLIDE in-flight entertainment (IFE) system – which was certified by the FAA earlier this year – in both economy and business class on three of its Boeing 767 aircraft.
In business class, the airline’s full-flat Thompson Vantage seat will house 15” touch-screens as well as digEcor’s 110 volt & 2.1A USB in-seat power with an outlet for every seat via a single seat box. In economy, the offering will include 10” touch-screens and USB power at every seat (EuroAtlantic’s economy seats are manufactured by Acro Aircraft Seating).
digEcor will also retrofit its Passenger Service System in the seats and overhead passenger service unit using its Universal Seat Box.
The cabin crew can control the GLIDE IFE system via a cabin management terminal which also interfaces with major aircraft systems, enabling the offloading of maintenance data and uploading of content via a cellular network. Content can also be uploaded by changing the master content drive in the cabin management terminal or via USB.
“This is an exciting programme for us as it expands on our Integrated Flight Experience product range
which now spans a wide range of screen sizes, power options and passenger amenities. We welcome EuroAtlantic to the digEcor community,” remarked digEcor’s CEO, David Withers.
João Semedo, head of engineering at EuroAtlantic Airways, explained, “the GLIDE system’s simplicity, price and digEcor’s staff’s proactivity and flexibility to meet our needs during this project were compelling and we are delighted to be working with them to deliver something special for our customers.”