Above: Options for Panasonic’s eX3 system include 3D and HD displays, power for passenger devices, audio and video on demand, capacitive multi-touch screens, video games, personalization and open platform architectures. Image is of a generic premium installation of the system, not the Air China A350 cabin
July 27, 2017 – Air China has selected Panasonic as the IFEC supplier for its fleet of Airbus A350s. Under the terms of the agreement, Panasonic will provide its eX3entertainment systems for 10 Air China A350 aircraft, the first of which will be delivered in December 2017.
Passengers on Air China’s A350s will enjoy audio and video on demand, a content library with up to 300 movies, 200 TV shows, games, music, a moving map, and more. The aircraft will also offer global connectivity services, with Panasonic operating connectivity service in 210 countries, including China.
Hideo Nakano, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said, “Because the airline’s route structure includes very long flights to all seven continents, it needed an IFEC solution that would help keep passengers entertained and offer new opportunities for it to generate revenue.
“With eX3, Air China will offer its passengers a memorable experience that lets them watch movies and television, listen to music or connect to their favorite social media applications like WeChat. The reliability, performance and flexibility of eX3 and our connectivity service makes it an ideal choice for these aircraft.”