Hainan Airlines is to equip its future fleet of A330s with Thales AVANT IFE system.
The first aircraft is expected to enter service in late 2017.
Hainan Airlines already operates Thales IFE systems on both Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
AVANT is Thales InFlyt Experience’s state-of-the-art Android-based IFE solution. It includes a highly customisable passenger experience with a robust selection of features and applications.
The fleet will be equipped with the latest AVANT full HD monitors, featuring high power USB charging for personal electronic devices. Thales says the monitors are the most lightweight ever deployed.
Today, AVANT has been selected by 19 airlines and globally more than 230 aircraft are flying with the AVANT system. The system is available to all new generation Boeing and Airbus platforms.
Dominique Giannoni, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience:
Hainan Airlines is a long-term customer of Thales, and we are pleased to reinforce our successful relationship by providing to the airline the most advanced IFE solution from Thales. This selection is a testament to our continued investment in the China market. We look forward to collaborating with Hainan Airlines to delight passengers.
About Hainan Airlines (HU)
Hainan Airlines is headquartered in Haikou, People’s Republic of China. It is the largest privately owned air transport company and the fourth largest airline in terms of fleet size in the People’s Republic of China.
Routes: It operates scheduled domestic and international services on 500 routes from Hainan and nine locations on the mainland, as well as charter services.
Fleet: Hainan Airlines operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Currently it has 165 aircraft, comprising:
23 Airbus A330, 10 Boeing 787-8, 3 Boeing 767-300, 6 Boeing 737-700, 123 Boeing 737-800.
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