Posted on: 27 March 2014 by Mark Howells
Japan Airlines (JAL) has added Panasonic Avionics' (Panasonic) in-flight internet offering to the carrier’s long-haul fleet of Boeing 787s, Boeing 777-200ERs and Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The commitment comes after a successful introduction of Panasonic’s broadband Wi-Fi service on 13 of Japan Airlines’ 777s that have been flying international routes since July 2012.
“With worldwide coverage, unmatched regulatory approvals, and plans to deploy the world’s highest bandwidth global network, it was an easy decision to choose Panasonic for our widebody aircraft,” explained Jun Kato, Executive Officer of Marketing & Branding for Japan Airlines.
Panasonic’s in-flight connectivity service provides two-way broadband communications to an aircraft and supports internet access, email, social network access and other crew and passenger applications. It also aims to streamline the airline’s operations by enabling electronic flight bag, real-time weather updates, live engine monitoring and other services.