With the world starting to move again, Panasonic Avionics has inked a deal with Middle East Airlines (MEA) to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity solutions for 15 of its Airbus A321 family aircraft.
MEA Airbus A321neo – Image Airbus/Panasonic Avionics
The aircraft – due to be delivered from July 2020 will be first connected aircraft to join MEA’s fleet.
They will be linefitted with Panasonic’s eX1 seatback IFE solution, designed specifically for narrowbody aircraft.
Panasonic eX1 IFE systems in place in Economy class – Image, Panasonic Avionics
The eX1 system offers full touch screen displays with HD resolution. Remote control are supplied too.
Panasonic eX1 IFE systems in place in Business class – Image, Panasonic Avionics
Installed at the seat are USB and laptop (mains) power outlets.
MEA’s A321neos will also be fitted with Panasonic’s inflight Wi-Fi service, allowing passengers to connect to the Internet and stream content too. This will be enabled in part by a new satellite modem which offers bandwidth up to twenty times greater than previously available.
Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics, said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with Middle East Airlines to enhance the passenger experience on their A321 family aircraft with our world-class inflight entertainment and connectivity.
Mohamad El Hout, Chairman – Director General of MEA, said;
“We are happy to partner again with Panasonic Avionics. MEA’s new aircraft is equipped with its state-of-the-art inflight entertainment systems including WiFi connectivity for the first time, reflecting the company’s ambition to provide customers with the best products the industry has to offer.”
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