EL AL Israel Airlines has selected Panasonic’s eX3 inflight entertainment (IFE) system for its new fleet of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
Panasonic’s eX3 system has 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.
El Al is an all Boeing carrier and currently operates one Boeing 787-9. It has orders for a total of nine Boeing 787-9s and seven B787-8s.
The first Dreamliner with the Panasonic eX3 is expected in August 2017.
Depending on travel class, passengers will be able to view 12, 13 and 16-inch high-definition monitors. They feature proprietary Panasonic technology that functions like the human eye, making dark scenes more visible by improving brightness in dark areas while simultaneously eliminating white saturation. The result is superior picture performance across all media formats including movies, TV shows, games, maps and more.
EL AL Vice President Service Amir Rogovsky:
“We are focused on delivering a premium inflight experience for our customers. Our long-term partnership with Panasonic continues to be extremely successful and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Panasonic Avionics as one of the leaders in the IFE industry.”
Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation:
“Our partnership with EL AL continues to go from one successful program to the next and now stretches over a quarter of a century. Our eX3 system will provide EL AL with an industry-leading entertainment experience, delivering a premium service to their passengers traveling across the world.
“Our renewed agreement is testament to the loyalty and opportunity that our continued relationship delivers and we look forward to this new and exciting chapter.”
The agreement also includes a 15-year contract for system maintenance.
N.B. Image credit: El Al