Posted on: 26 February 2014 by Mark Howells
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) for the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) provider’s Global Communications Services.
Panasonic’s global connectivity service is designed to offer higher bandwidth for a lower cost per bit than previous solutions using VHF or L-band services, with the aim to offer new opportunities to improve airline operations and reduce expenses.
With the signing of the MoU, SIA intends to use Panasonic’s Global Communications Services to streamline the airline’s operations.
Panasonic and SIA have also announced a long term Power By The Hour Maintenance Contract covering the maintenance, repair and support of Panasonic IFE equipment through 2024. The Singapore based Panasonic and SIAEC Joint Venture, Panasonic Avionics Corporation Services Singapore (PACSS) will be involved in the execution of this agreement.