Posted on: 27 September 2018 by Kimberley Young
Immfly has selected Kontron’s integrated in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) equipment for deployment on Pegasus Airlines, the Turkish low-fare carrier.
Kontron and its partners will supply all hardware for the open-architecture system, including its ACE Flight servers, CWAPs and aircraft installation kits. The equipment is being installed over the next two years on Pegasus Airlines’ A320 and B737 current fleet of 81 aircraft.
“Part of our ongoing strategy in supporting partners such as Immfly is to provide the critical system components that make up the wireless and network backbone for the connected aircraft,” said RJ McLaren, Avionics Systems product manager at Kontron. “This is the launch customer for Kontron’s new B737 STC and installation design for Wireless IFE, which will be available to global customers by the end of this year. We look forward to the success of this latest deployment of our products with Immfly and Pegasus Airlines.”
Immfly’s software and media platform for eCommerce, entertainment and connectivity onboard aircraft allows passengers to purchase activities and schedule transport from their destination during flight. The channel also offers more than 100 types of sponsored entertainment, including TV programmes, newspapers and news channels, along with travel guides for principal European destinations.
As the Immfly software has already been pre-validated on the Kontron hardware platforms, Kontron says the installation and deployment activities can be completed quickly, and with a low risk of encountering integration problems.
The equipment to be deployed includes Kontron’s ACE Flight 4600 Airborne Server, Removable Storage Devices (RSSDs), Cab-n-Connect A100 Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP) and aircraft installation kit.
“Immfly continues to partner with Kontron for its highly reliable and open architecture platforms that are fully qualified to D0-160G with PMA and optimised for a full range of flight services,” said Jimmy Martínez von Korff, co-founder of Immfly. “Using Kontron platforms allows us to focus on designing the most compelling in-flight entertainment services that include engaging new content and other capabilities that are in high demand by today’s airline passengers.”
Earlier this year, Pegasus Airlines signed a deal with Immfly during Aircraft Interiors Expo in April for the digital services company to be its IFE partner.