Turkish selects Panasonic for IFEC

Applies to 167 narrow body aircraft

Turkish selected Panasonic eX1 inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) and Global Communications Services for its new fleet of narrow body aircraft.

The new system will feature state-of-the-art inflight entertainment, global high-speed Wi-Fi and live television services.

It will be available on 92 Airbus A321 NEOs-ACF, 65 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 10 Boeing 737 MAX 9s.

The system will include Panasonic’s unique Passenger Data Integration (PDI) service, which will allow Turkish Airlines to add higher levels of personalization for its passengers.

PDI will also allow Turkish Airlines to recognize the travel preferences of their passengers and recommend content, services and amenities that will enhance their experience both in flight and in their destination city.

PDI will use a custom-designed Companion App that will enable passengers to securely pair their mobile device to the IFEC system and personalize and enhance their entertainment through capabilities that include custom playlists and a second screen.

The onboard experience will also include high-speed, global Wi-Fi and multiple channels of live television, enabled by Panasonic’s Global Communications Services.

Turkish passengers will be able to use the service to remain connected to their friends, families, co-workers though high speed access to the Internet, social media platforms, corporate VPN networks and more.

Passengers will also receive Live Text News customised for Turkish Airlines by Anadolu Agency (AA), a leading Turkish News Agency. The television service will feature TRT World Turkish News Channel and eight additional channels including Sport 24.

Turkish Airlines has the option to equip the last 45 aircraft with its own direct affiliate’s IFE system, pending line fit offerability.

Paul Margis, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation:

“Our partnership with Turkish Airlines is a long term, strategic relationship. We are thrilled to extend our investment with both Turkish Airlines and the Turkish economy, and we look forward to a close collaboration with them on the products and services that will support them achieve their 2023 objectives.”

M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines:

“We needed a solution not only capable of providing a reliable system, but also a truly immersive inflight experience to our passengers. With this additional support of Panasonic Avionics we will continue to offer the seamless flight experience to our valued passengers. The personalized interface designed for an optimal viewing experience combined with the industry’s largest library of games, audio, and video is what made and eX1 a proper decision for our flag carrier in this regard.”

N.B. Image credit: Turkish Airlines

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