Singapore Airlines has announced that it has selected Panasonic Avionics’ ‘eX1’ in-flight entertainment and connectivity experience for its new fleet of 37 Boeing 737-8 aircraft.
The IFEC system features full-HD seatback monitors in the airline’s business and economy class seating, which include capacitive touch screen displays and USB charging points.
Singapore Airlines has also selected Panasonic Avionics’ connectivity services, which can deliver average speeds of up to 100 megabits (Mbps) per second to the aircraft, with peak speeds reaching 200 Mbps and higher, the IFEC provider said.
Commenting on the partnership, Panasonic Avionics Corporation’ chief executive officer Ken Sain said: “Our eX1 solution, connectivity and Arc map capabilities brings the full power and potential of in-flight entertainment and connectivity into the narrowbody cabin, and will ensure that Singapore Airlines can offer an amazing and consistent passenger experience across its fleet.”
The eX1 solution also includes Panasonic Avionics’ 3D in-flight map platform, ArcTM. “The visually stunning, in-flight map experience brings a wide range of innovations to the traditional map application, helping to increase overall customer engagement and loyalty made possible through a fully integrated IFE and connectivity system,” the company said in a statement.
The agreement is the latest milestone in the companies’ 26-year partnership.