Extensive Panasonic IFE deal for Kenya Airways


Kenya Airways has signed an agreement for Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to provide inflight entertainment (IFE) services and passenger technical solutions for 24 of the carrier’s narrowbody and widebody aircraft. The agreement includes 10 Embraer 190 aircraft line-fitted with eFX IFE systems, five Boeing 737-800s aircraft fitted with eX1, and nine Boeing 787-8s equipped with eX3.

The systems:

• eFX features entertainment and productivity tools including music, movies, games, TV series, destination presentations and a moving map in a single-aisle package

• eX1 is Panasonic’s most advanced line-fit IFE system for single-aisle aircraft, with high-definition displays and surround sound audio

• The eX3 system is capable of delivering more than 700 hours of on-demand audio and video entertainment

Panasonic Technical Services will provide materials support solutions with technical advisory support to all aircraft. The IFE systems have been customized in consultation with Kenya Airways to deliver optimal IFE spares operations coupled with onsite IFE support for maintenance operations.

Sean Gavin, VP of Panasonic Technical Servicesstated, “Having worked very closely with Kenya Airways to develop a customized package to fit their needs for both narrow-body and wide-body aircraft, we are delighted to welcome them as a Panasonic customer.”

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