October 2, 2015 – SriLankan Airlines has become the first airline in the world to fly the Thales Avant IFEC system with an application delivering live news and weather. The carrier’s A330-300 fleet will all feature this capability; currently, there are four aircraft in-service, with the final fleet delivery expected by the end of 2015.
SriLankan Airlines’ passengers are currently able to stay connected to the world with the latest news headlines and weather information. Live content from BBC News, AFP and AccuWeather is displayed on the passenger in-seat monitor with on-demand access. The addition of live news and weather – transmitted to the aircraft via satcom during flight – adds news articles complete with full images, plus five-day weather forecasts for 50 selected cities.