JetBlue has announced that it has selected Panasonic Avionics for its live sports in-flight offering on the airline’s Airbus A321 Long Range aircraft.

    This offering will expand JetBlue’s transatlantic inflight entertainment options to include one  channel of live sports, Sport 24, with satellite-based streaming facilitated by the airline’s connectivity provider. JetBlue’s new fleet of Airbus A321LR aircraft due to be delivered from 2021 onwards, will be outfitted with the service.

    Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s chief executive officer, Ken Sain, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with JetBlue to bring the world’s best sporting action to their passengers, live in-flight. This reinforces Panasonic’s ability to offer its services to any airline, on any inflight connectivity provider. Together with JetBlue, we are making flying something that passengers can look forward to, again.”

    Panasonic is the exclusive provider of Sport 24, the world’s first and only live in-flight sports platform. It broadcasts 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, connecting airline passengers to over 16 hours of premium live content from over 30 different global sports leagues each day.

    From 2021, JetBlue’s customers will be able to enjoy all the live action from the world’s top sporting events, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, all four Tennis Grand Slams, all four Golf Majors, the NRL, the UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Bundesliga, and more.

    JetBlue’s director of product development, Mariya Stoyanova added: “JetBlue’s commitment to our customers’ onboard experience is one we take extremely seriously. Installing this award-winning live sports platform on our new international fleet of A321LRs will ensure they remain entertained and connected at 30,000ft.”

    MRO Americas 2021