Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) announced today that it will provide in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions to EgyptAir and Uzbekistan Airways.
EgyptAir has selected PAC’s X Series IFEC platform for its new fleet of 15 Airbus A320neos. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in 2020 and will come linefit with satellite connectivity. Business class will feature 13-inch HD personal screens, video handsets and in-seat power. In economy class, each passenger will have a 10-inch HD screen incorporating a USB power outlet, with charging facilities at each seat group.
The airline has also selected OneMedia, PAC’s advertising platform, to target onboard ad campaigns by categories including seat class, flight destination, origin city, content categories and languages.
“Today’s announcement deepens our longstanding partnership with EgyptAir, and follows our agreement with this valued customer earlier this year to provide IFEC solutions for its new wide-body fleet,” said Hideo Nakano, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation.
PAC has also secured a deal with Uzbekistan Airways to supply X-Series IFEC on board three upcoming Boeing 787-8 and two Airbus A320neo aircraft. In addition, PAC’s connectivity services will be retrofitted to three of the airline’s existing Boeing 787-8s.
Passengers travelling on Uzbekistan Airways’ new Boeing 787-8 and A320neo aircraft will experience a personalized in-flight entertainment experience, with HD screens and high power USB charging facilities at each seat, audio and video entertainment on demand and capacitive multi-touch screens.
The airline’s new aircraft will also be fitted with PAC’s inflight Wi-Fi service, which offers bandwidth up to twenty times greater than previously available.