Biman Bangladesh Airlines selects Panasonic IFE for 787s

Will apply to its new fleet of four B787-8 aircraft

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Biman) has selected Panasonic Avionics to deliver a premium entertainment experience onboard its new fleet of four B787-8 aircraft.

The agreement, which represents the first time the companies have collaborated on inflight entertainment, ensures that Biman’s four new B787-8 aircraft will feature hi-definition screens, advanced touch-screen handsets, and a “home theatre” experience to passengers.

Panasonic’s eX3 system has been chosen by many of the world’s leading global carriers due to its unmatched entertainment capabilities, ultra-lightweight design, low total cost of ownership and high reliability.

This cutting-edge inflight entertainment solution is capable of delivering more than 700 hours of on-demand audio and video entertainment.

It offers excellent picture quality with enhanced colour and contrast features.

Its monitors are future-proofed by offering enough processing power to support all of today’s applications as well as those being introduced in the years to come.

A. M. Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO for Biman:

“For our new 787-8 aircraft, we want an entertainment experience that immerses our guests in our brand and the culture of Bangladesh. After looking at all the options available today, it was clear that Panasonic could deliver the kind of experiences and technology we needed to ensure a premium experience onboard our newest aircraft. We look forward to working with Panasonic for many years to come.”

Panasonic Avionics President and CEO Paul Margis:

“We are honored to have been selected by Biman to provide the latest generation of inflight entertainment for their new Dreamliner fleet. Working together, we’ll leverage the most advanced technology available to create a superlative and memorable passenger experience.”


About Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the flag carrier of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet.

Routes: Currently Biman is operating to 2 domestic and 18 international destinations. The international routes include London, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and several destinations in the Middle East cities.

Read more about Biman’s routes.

Fleet: Biman operates a fleet of 14 aircraft and has 4 Boeing 787-8 on order.

Current fleet:

  • 2 Airbus 310-300
  • 4 Boeing 737-800
  • 6 Boeing 777-300
  • 2 Bombardier Dash 8

Read more about Biman’s fleet.

Alliance: None.

N.B. Image credit: Boeing

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