Emirates has awarded a contract to Panasonic Avionics to provide the airline with a suit of in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions for its ‘Premium Economy’ cabin class.
The IFE systems will be introduced to 105 of Emirates’ Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.
Panasonic Avionics’ chief executive offer Ken Sain said: “Emirates is a longstanding and highly valued customer, and a world leader in the passenger experience it creates. We are thrilled to be partnering with them to deliver innovations that will help put their new Premium Economy in a class of its own.”
Each seat in Emirates’ cabin class will be fitted with 13-inch HD screens, with integrated control buttons, ultra-wide viewing angles, LED backlighting and capacitive touch, the airline said.
Passengers will be able to connect their own headphones to the IFE system via Bluetooth.