Posted on: 14 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Japan Airlines has become the first airline to retrofit its fleet of 11 Boeing 777-200 aircraft equipped with Thales’ AVANT IFE system.
“Japan Airlines is a long-term and esteemed customer. We are pleased the airline is the first to experience AVANT retrofit on their Boeing 777-200 fleet. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship and working together to meet the needs and expectations of their valued passengers,” commented Dominique Giannoni, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience.The fleet retrofit is part of Japan Airlines’ Magic VI entertainment system which includes broadcast audio, audio-and-video-on-demand (AVOD), 3-D map application and a wide variety of games.Japan Airlines also operates Thales IFE systems on their Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 aircraft, flying across domestic and international routes.In a separate announcement, JAL has begun introducing more Japanese sightseeing videos on its IFE system on select international flights.The JAPAN PROJECT was launched in September 2015 by Japan Airlines with the aim of supporting sustainable development of regional economies in cooperation with local government in Japan.The second instalment of the sightseeing videos (with English subtitles) will increase the number of videos from the current one to three between July and September. The airline will introduce Hakodate, a beautiful city and port, and the Okhotsk region, a popular summer resort both located in Hokkaido, in addition to Nagasaki Prefecture who has many churches and Christian sites which have been proposed to be included on the World Heritage List.