Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) in partnership with Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) unveil the Astrova In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) on CL3810 economy class seat at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2022 in Hamburg, Germany.
“It was an honor to be selected by Panasonic Avionics as the launch partner for their Astrova seat-end solution,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Holding. “Our aligned visions of transforming the passenger experience and supporting airlines with unmatched customer service have allowed us to work well together throughout this process. Congratulations to Panasonic on the launch of their new flagship product.”
“We would like to congratulate Recaro on the launch of their CL3810 economy class seat. We are excited to be working with them to demonstrate how two companies can collaborate and help airlines achieve their business goals,” said Ken Sain, CEO of Panasonic Avionics. “We believe that this powerful seat and IFE combination is an excellent example of solutions that reduce cost, improve passenger comfort, meet sustainability goals, drive passenger loyalty and increase revenue.”
The combination of Recaro’s CL3810 seat and Panasonic Avionics’ Astrova IFE offers lightweight and full-featured entertainment and information display in comfortable seating for economy class passengers. Each Astrova IFE features a 4K Organic LED (OLED) panel capable of displaying High Dynamic Range (HDR) contents. The system also includes Panasonic’s Bluetooth technology as well as 67W of USB-C power to fast-charge smart devices.
Recaro Aircraft Seating is a global supplier of premium aircraft seats for airlines and OEMs. Headquartered in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, Recaro employs 2,100 people worldwide across its sites in China, Poland, South Africa, and the United States. The company earned 260 million Euros in revenue in 2021.
Panasonic Avionics is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of Japan. The company is a supplier of in-flight entertainment equipment including satellite-based broadband technology for Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier.
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