Posted on: 01 November 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Royal Jordanian (RJ) has completed a comprehensive cabin modernization to the first of its four Airbus A340s serving North American destinations including New York, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal.
RJ is the first airline in the world to equip its aircraft with Seat Integrated Technology (SiT), the new, state-of-the-art Audio Video On Demand (AVOD) In-Flight Entertainment system developed by Zodiac Aerospace.
RJ President and CEO, Hussein Dabbas, explained that the renovation includes aircraft cabin modifications, such as the new in-flight entertainment system, to provide premium services to the passengers on long-haul flights.
Eric Cornilleau, Director SiT Operations, added "SiT offers a wholly new simplified architecture yielding reduction of the overall IFE system weight, measured with gains of approximately 35%, lowering ownership cost and limiting integration costs, and dramatically improving system reliability, assuring system availability for passengers at nearly 100%."
All four Airbus A340 aircraft are expected to conclude renovations by mid December this year.