Posted on: 07 April 2014 by Mark Howells
Lufthansa has taken delivery of an A380 line-fitted with Panasonic Avionics Corporation's (Panasonic) Global Communications Services offering broadband in-flight connectivity.
Panasonic’s in-flight Wi-Fi provides two-way broadband communications to an aircraft allowing passengers access to the internet, email, and social networks. It also enables other crew and passenger applications. Over the next twelve months, Panasonic will equip an additional 11 linefit A380s with its global connectivity service.
“For the first time, A380 passengers will be able to experience truly global, full broadband connectivity that’s only available from our Ku-band Global Communications Service,“ commented David Bruner, Vice President of Global Communications Service at Panasonic.
The aircraft will also feature Panasonic’s live eXTV television service offering programme content to passenger devices and high resolution displays in every seat.