June 30, 2015 – Dubai-based airline Flydubai has agreed to continue using the Lumexis Fiber-To-The-Screen (FTTS) IFE system for its follow-on order of 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft on order for 2016 and 2017. The announcement extends the partnership which began in 2010 as Flydubai became Lumexis’s launch customer.
“Flydubai continues to invest in the latest technology to ensure that our passengers are getting the best onboard experience,” said Daniel Kerrison, flydubai’s VP of inflight product. “Being the launch customer for the FTTS system, we were very happy with what it had to offer and we look forward to rolling out the new fourth generation of the system, which will enter service with flydubai from May 2016.”
The FTTS system has been part of the Flydubai experience since 2010, providing passengers with over 1,300 hours of television shows, audio, games and movie titles in Arabic, English, Hindi and Russian. According to Lumexis, the FTTS’ fiber optic network is half the cost and weight of earlier generation, copper-based systems.
To learn more, read our interview with Lumexis CEO, Doug Cline, HERE.