Posted on: 27 May 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Titan Airways, a UK-based charter and sub-charter specialist, has begun equipping a selection of its narrow-body fleet with an in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution from Media inMotion (MiM), the company behind Monarch’s IFE.
“This solution just seemed to tick all the boxes for us. MiM are already working with another UK airline, so we were able to actually touch and feel the product,” remarked Titan Airways’ assistant director, Alastair Willson. “It has been tried and tested, which for us is really important. We had a lot of trust in this team to deliver on what they promised, and so far they have done just that.”
The MiM platform on three of Titan’s A320-200 and two Boeing 757-200s will wirelessly stream digital content (including films, TV series, newspapers and music) from an on-board server to passengers’ personal electronic devices. The solution uses five wireless access points per aircraft, which MiM claims will ensure a steady connection no matter how many passengers choose to log on.
Martin Cunnison, CEO of Media inMotion, says that the platform’s graphical user interface has been configured to reflect Titan’s own branding; but that can be easily changed based on their charter customer’s own requirements.
“We very much aim to be a premium service,” Willson continued. “All of our A320s are under 10 years of age and the 757s are some of the youngest in the world. We believe that in a short time this type of digital IFE offering will become a necessity in this highly competitive business. We wanted something flexible and future-proof and we think we‘ve got that with the Media inMotion system.”