Qatar Airways has been announced by Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) as the launch customer for its new EcoFW 10” inflight entertainment (IFE) upgrade programme.
The first Qatar Airways’ 777 aircraft from its fleet completed its IFE upgrade this week.
Qatar Airways fleet of 37 Boeing 777 aircraft will be updated with Panasonic’s new EcoFW 10” monitor upgrade, for its seatback IFE monitors.
“We are delighted to work with Panasonic to bring the next generation EcoFW HD screens to our award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system, enabling our passengers to enjoy an enhanced journey on board our fleet as part of the airline’s exceptional five-star service,” said Ms. Salam Al Shawa, Qatar Airways Senior Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications.
Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “We are delighted to be deepening our longstanding partnership with Qatar Airways by upgrading a key element of their fleet with our latest generation of inflight entertainment solutions. We are confident this will enable them to deliver an enhanced passenger experience and benefit from a host of operational efficiencies.”
Panasonic’s IFE upgrade programme, can be achieved on an aircraft during routine overnight maintenance, including the installation of a new passenger entertainment server.
The IFE upgrades, enables airlines to achieve faster media loading times – all without any increase in weight, and with dramatically improved reliability levels.
Qatar Airways and Panasonic, share a longstanding partnership which first started in 2000.
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