Panasonic Avionics Corporation has announced two major deals to provide its inflight entertainment services.
The first deal is with Saudi Arabian Airlines that has selected Panasonic’s innovative eXO system for its fleet of 30 Airbus A320 aircraft on order, with the first aircraft due to be delivered in November 2016.
eXO is Panasonic's innovative overhead solution available today with Panasonic's new 12-inch 1080p retractable overhead monitors, near audio-on-demand and wireless support for passenger device streaming and interaction with the IFE System. It is designed for maximum flexibility and supports a wide variety of AVOD configurations including overhead video, wireless IFE, full AVOD and hybrid, cabin class-specific systems.
The second deal is to deliver a broadband-connected, personalized, immersive entertainment experience across Singapore Airlines’ entire 787-10 fleet and A350 Ultra-long-haul fleet.
The eX3 system used by Singapore Airlines is Panasonic's most advanced IFEC system. When used in conjunction with Panasonic's Global Communication Services, it offers the latest in onboard technology communication solutions and over a terabyte of immersive entertainment options including the world's most popular movies and television shows. Customers will also enjoy higher levels of personalization via the Panasonic companion app, which when integrated with KrisWorld delivers unrivaled opportunities around passenger engagement and value delivery. The experience will also include the capability to provide broadband Internet services to passenger devices and the seatback, as well as mobile phone services.
In addition, Panasonic has also introduced its NFC technology for in-seat production at multiple OEMs - a first in the aviation industry.