Posted on: 21 March 2011 by Ross McSweeny
IFE Services has reached an agreement to supply IFE content to RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda.The agreement covers the provision of Hollywood and Classic movies, popular TV shows, audio channels and a CD library. The content will be shown on the African airline’s Boeing 737-800 fleet running Panasonic’s eFX audio and visual on demand (AVOD) system.Andy McEwan, Managing Director of IFE Services commented, “Adding a growing, successful airline such as RwandAir to our client-base is great news and we look forward to helping them deliver a fantastic entertainment package to their passengers for many years to come.”“For the very first time RwandAir will be purchasing two brand new aircraft. We are very proud of these Boeing 737-800s which will be fitted with the latest IFE technology from Panasonic. The prospect of partnering with IFE Services on audio visual content is one that we find exciting and hope will bring a whole new onboard experience to our customers.” stated John Mirenge, CEO of RwandAir.The national carrier is expected to take delivery of the two Boeing 737-800s in July and September of this year. These aircraft will be the first on the African continent to incorporate the “Sky Interior” concept adopted from the Boeing 787 design.