Boliviana de Aviación, the flag carrier of Bolivia, has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) eXW system to bring the best Hollywood blockbusters to its passengers.
eXW is a wireless inflight entertainment system and is available on the airline’s B767-300ER long haul fleet.
It lets passengers watch a vast selection of on-board movies, including new blockbusters, on their personal electronic devices.
The aircraft currently operates on routes to Madrid and Miami with future destinations to be added.
The eXW system consists of only five line-replaceable units (LRUs), which brings the advantage of a very short installation time, increased reliability, lighter aircraft with reduced fuel burn, and a much lower initial investment cost.
The system is backed by a robust software tool set that enables much faster portal updates by eliminating the need for an ATP (acceptance test procedure).
Paul Margis, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, says:
“Virtually all of today’s passengers take to the skies with at least one personal device, and we created eXW to ensure that airlines could offer them world-class wireless inflight entertainment.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Boliviana de Aviación which will now benefit from a very cost effective IFE solution that offers a proven combination of efficiency, performance and reliability.”
Wilmer Balderrama, Maintenance Manager at Boliviana de Aviación:
“We are constantly looking for new exciting ways to amaze and entertain our passengers, and Hollywood’s blockbusters are definitely one of them. With Panasonic’s eXW, our flyers will be able to stay on top of the new releases in the film industry at 35,000 feet.”
About Boliviana de Aviación (OB)
Boliviana de Aviación, often referred to as BoA, is the flag carrier of Bolivia and is wholly government-owned. It is the largest airline in Bolivia in terms of fleet size and passengers carried.
Routes: Boliviana de Aviación currently flies to a number of domestic destinations and 5 international ones. The domestic cities include Cobija, Cochabamba, La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The international destinations are Buenos Aires, Salta, Soa Paulo, Madrid and Miami.
Fleet: Boliviana de Aviación currently operates these aircraft:
- 12 Boeing 737-300
- 3 Boeing 737-700
- 2 Boeing 737-800
- Boeing 767-300
- Canadair CRJ2002
Note: These figures are believed to be correct at January 2016.
N.B. Image credit: Wikipedia