Egyptair is equipping six Boeing 787-9 aircraft with inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems from Panasonic Avionics.
The agreement means that six Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be fitted with Panasonic’s eX3 IFE system along with inflight connectivity.
In Business Class, each seat will feature an 18-inch screen, a video touch handset, a USB jack for high power charging in-seat and a noise cancelling audio jack.
In Economy Class, passengers will each have a 12-inch screen and shared access to power outlets. Each aircraft will also have overhead 16-inch screens throughout each cabin.
Egyptair has also opted for a range of additional software applications across the fleet that include passenger surveys, onboard shopping, 3D moving map and OneMedia – Panasonic’s advertising platform.
Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation:
“We are honored to partner with EGYPTAIR to install inflight entertainment and connectivity across their widebody aircraft.”
“The powerful combination of our eX3 IFE system with our global, high-speed communications service are designed to meet a wide range of passenger and crew needs, and we look forward to working with EGYPTAIR to help them make the most of their passenger experience investment.”
Safwat Musallam, Chairman, and CEO, EGYPTAIR Holding Company:
“High-quality inflight Wi-Fi is changing the way people think about flying and how they spend their time in the air. Accordingly, in addition to our fleet upgrading strategy implemented, we needed a solution not only capable of providing a reliable system, but also a truly immersive inflight experience to our passengers.”
He added: “With this additional support of Panasonic Avionics, we will continue to offer the seamless flight experience to our valued passengers, as we are looking forward to continuing strengthening this relationship with Panasonic Avionics.”
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