June 16, 2016 – Wireless IFE company, Immfly, has been celebrating an eventful evening. In the early hours of Friday, May 27 at Nantes airport in France, the company proved that it is capable complete the installation of a fixed wireless hardware system in one night, meaning no operational downtime and loss of aircraft revenue.
The overnight installation was performed on a Volotea A-319 EI-FMT by the Immfly operations team, who started the job at 21.30 on May 26 and finished at 05.30 the following morning.
“The ability to install faster is key to implement wireless systems quickly and successfully in full fleets. Therefore, we took the opportunity of partnering with Volotea to prove that our system could be installed in only eight hours” said Alfredo Ibáñez, CTO of Immfly.
Alex de Jesús, CIO at Volotea, commented that “the implementation of the system was successfully completed without involving any operational costs for us; the aircraft was equipped and ready to fly on the next morning without any impact on its schedule or routes”.
According to Immfly, installing these kind of fixed solutions typically takes between three and five days, usually as part of a general aircraft maintenance project.