Panasonic Avionics has announced an agreement with Aeroflot to provide upgraded in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for its entire fleet.
The agreement will see Aeroflot’s fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft retrofitted with Panasonic Avionics’ eX3 IFE system and satellite-based IFC system (around 19 aircraft).
This upgrade will allow Aeroflot’s Boeing 777 aircraft to deliver the same IFEC experience that is available on its Panasonic Avionics-equipped Airbus A350-900 fleet, which has been in service since March 2020.
The eX3 system features full 1080p HD monitors, in-seat power, and HD video handsets with capacitive touch. It can deliver more than 700 hours of on-demand entertainment, offering 1080p content with enhanced video colour support.
As well as the screens, passengers will also be able to enjoy upgraded connectivity from Panasonic Avionics’ global communications network of high-speed, high-bandwidth satellites. The system allows for faster internet, video streaming, VoIP applications, mobile services, and dedicated bandwidth for crew applications.
The first aircraft with the upgrade was completed and commenced operations in the middle of August – with Panasonic Avionic disclosing this change at this time.
Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said,
“We are delighted to deepen our longstanding relationship with Aeroflot. Our advanced eX3 in-flight entertainment system combined with our global, high-speed connectivity will enable Aeroflot to deliver an industry-leading passenger experience.”
A Continued Partnership
Panasonic Avionics and Aeroflot have a reasonably long relationship – with them working together since 2008. Since then they have gone onto supply systems for the A350, as well as its fleet of Airbus A320neos and A321neos -fitted with Panasonic Avionics’ latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions.
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