Iraqi Airways picks Panasonic for IFE and connectivity

IFEC systems on 21 new aircraft

Iraqi Airways has selected Panasonic Avionics to provide in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for its new fleet of 21 narrowbody and 10 widebody aircraft.

The new aircraft, which includes five A220, 16 B737MAX and 10 B787 aircraft, will be line-fitted with Panasonic’s X Series IFE solutions and are expected to enter service in October 2022.

Panasonic Avionics’ X Series offers full HD seatback monitors with capacitive touch displays and handsets, and an intuitive, personalized interface. Each of these systems are designed to help drive ancillary revenue, foster higher levels of passenger loyalty, and increase passenger engagement.

Passengers will have access to USB and laptop charging power points at every seat as well.

737 MAX fleet

The airline’s Boeing 737 MAX fleet will feature Panasonic Avionics’ eX1 narrowbody IFE solution. Its next-generation connectivity enables a host of connectivity benefits, from fast internet to video streaming, all powered by its new satellite modem featuring bandwidth up to twenty times greater than previously available. The 737s will also get Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight Wi-Fi service.

A220 fleet

The new fleet of 5 Airbus A220 aircraft are being fitted with Panasonic Avionics eXW solution, which delivers a wide range of content to passengers’ personal electronic devices, along with its in-flight Wi-Fi service.

The first A220 entered service last month.

787 fleet

The 10 B787 aircraft are getting Panasonic Avionics’ eX3 in-flight system and global high-speed connectivity services.

Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation:

“We are delighted to have been chosen as Iraqi Airways’ partner for its new narrowbody and widebody fleet. Our proven blend of in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions will enhance the passenger experience on their flights across the Middle East and beyond.”

Farazdaq Al-Qazaz, Configuration and EIS Program Manager:

“Iraqi Airways celebrates its partnership with Panasonic Avionics on its new fleet, as it will provide passengers with entertainment services as well as add unique internet services, and it will be an enjoyable experience for passengers during their flights with Iraqi Airways.”

N.B. Image credit: Airbus

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