Posted on: 23 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Virgin Atlantic has announced that its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet has been equipped with Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions.
Panasonic’s ex3 IFE system will provide passengers with a wide touchscreen monitor featuring content like Betria Interactive’s 3D moving map service. All seats also have a USB port so travellers can charge their personal electronic devices.
In terms of connectivity, Panasonic’s exConnect in-flight Ku-band Wi-Fi platform will provide internet whilst T-Mobile’s services will allow passengers to use their mobile phones.
Passengers can browse destination and aircraft information, Retail Therapy and further Virgin Atlantic services for free, but to secure internet for the duration of their flight there is a cost of £14.99.
Virgin Atlantic has also developed a #SkyHighSelfie app in conjunction with Wavealot, allowing passengers one chance to update their location with a picture of themselves on Facebook free of charge whilst in-flight, even developing certain #SkyHighSelfie spots in the cabin.
The airline hope the #SkyHighSelfie app will also act as a mile high discussion forum where customers on the flight can chat and spark debate in the air.