Posted on: 07 February 2018 by Alexander Preston
Kenya Airways has selected Panasonic Avionics to provide in-flight entertainment (IFE) services and passenger technical solutions for 24 of the carrier’s narrowbody and widebody aircraft.
The agreement covers ten Embraer 190 aircraft line-fitted with Panasonic Avionics’ eFX IFE system, five Boeing 737-800 aircraft fitted with eX1 and nine Boeing 787-8 aircraft equipped with eX3.
eFX delivers entertainment and productivity tools including music, movies, games, TV series, destination presentations and a moving map in a single-aisle package. eX1 is Panasonic’s most advanced linefit IFE system for single-aisle aircraft. Its high-definition display technologies and surround sound audio create a home cinema atmosphere that draws passengers into an immersive entertainment experience. The eX3 system is capable of delivering more than 700 hours of on-demand audio and video entertainment. It offers excellent picture quality with enhanced colour and contrast features.
Panasonic Technical Services will provide materials support solutions with technical advisory support to all aircraft. The aforementioned solutions have been customised in consultation with Kenya Airways to deliver optimal IFE spares operations coupled with onsite IFE support for maintenance operations.
Sean Gavin, vice president of Panasonic Technical Services at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said, “Having worked very closely with Kenya Airways to develop a customised package to fit their needs for both narrowbody and widebody aircraft, we are delighted to welcome them as a Panasonic customer. Our world-class IFE systems will offer the airline and its passengers an unrivalled and memorable entertainment experience.”