Subscribe Free
in Aircraft Interiors

EgyptAir selects Panasonic X3 for its Dreamliner IFEC

Posted 11 April 2018 · Add Comment

EgyptAir has confirmed Panasonic as the supplier for its inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems for the six new Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The deal was announced at the AIX show in Hamburg, Germany.



It has opted for Panasonic’s eX3 inflight entertainment solution which the company says features the industry’s largest selection of options including HD monitors, capacitive touch handsets, in-seat power, and ensures a premium experience in every cabin class.

Hideo Nakano, Panasonic CEO, said: ““The powerful combination of our eX3 IFE system with our global, high-speed communications service are designed to meet a wide range of passenger and crew needs, and we look forward to working with EgyptAir to help them make the most of their passenger experience investment.”

Safwat Musallam, chairman, and CEO, of EgyptAir Holding Company said: “High-quality inflight Wi-Fi is changing the way people think about flying and how they spend their time in the air. Accordingly, in addition to our fleet upgrading strategy implemented, we needed a solution not only capable of providing a reliable system, but also a truly immersive inflight experience to our passengers.”

The agreement will see the six Boeing 787-9 aircraft fitted with Panasonic’s eX3 IFE system along with inflight connectivity. In Business Class, each seat will feature an 18-inch screen, a video touch handset, a USB jack for high power charging in-seat and a noise cancelling audio jack. In Economy Class, passengers will each have a 12-inch screen and shared access to power outlets. Each aircraft will also be fitted with overhead 16-inch screens throughout each cabin.

Panasonic’s eX3 system is capable of delivering more than 700 hours of on-demand audio and video entertainment and offers excellent picture quality with enhanced colour and contrast features. Its inflight connectivity services include high-speed, global Wi-Fi, multiple channels of live television, and the ability to use smart phones to make and receive calls, SMS messages, and emails, and browse online.

The Cairo airline has also opted for a range of additional software applications across the fleet that include passenger surveys, onboard shopping, 3D moving map and OneMedia - Panasonic’s advertising platform.

EgyptAir chairman, Safwat Musallam at the announcement of the Boeing Dreamliner order in November

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

The Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s most delivered light business jet

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 53 Phenom 300 and Phenom 300E light jets in 2018, according to a report issued by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

Emirates to showcase its A380 at Saudi International Airshow

Emirates will be showcasing its flagship Airbus A380 for two days at the first ever Saudi International Airshow.

Etihad Airways to increase flights to London

Etihad Airways will increase its flights from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, from three to up to four daily services, to meet peak demand during the month of April.

IATA releases 2018 airline safety performance results

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to

Airbus certifies A400M Cargo Hold Tanks refuelling unit

Airbus has successfully completed the certification flight tests for the A400M Cargo Hold Tanks (CHT) refuelling unit, taking a new step towards the full certification of the aircraft for air-to-air refuelling operations as a tanker.

MEBAA Show Morocco bringing business aviation to North Africa

The MEBAA Show Morocco will bring business aviation to the North African region, according to announcements made at a recent local press conference by Ali Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Business

IQPC 3CACSK290150319
See us at
Aviation Africa BT0607280219ACCA19_BT2141218280219IQPC 3CACBT290150319SaudiAirshowBT0711140319Connect MEIA BT1402010519