Global Eagle partners with Drops language app


Content and connectivity provider for airlines, Global Eagle has partnered with language learning app, Drops, to extend its service offering to airline customers. Global Eagle’s IFE packages, including its cloud-based Open platform, will feature app Drops.

Drops teaches language through quick, vocabulary-focused word games available in more than 30 languages, including French, Mandarin and even regional dialects like Latin American Spanish.

Through this partnership, Drops’ new product Travel Talk will be available for airline passengers via their seatback displays. Travel Talk takes the Drops approach and puts it into a more essential and basic form, teaching the language travellers need to get around and feel like a local, with categories like ‘Meet and greet’ and’ Safety and security’.

Dina Dumenko, VP of software engineering at Global Eagle, stated, “We are always looking for ways to bring cutting-edge content and technology to our customers, enabling them to meet the growing demand and expectations of the modern airline passenger..”

Daniel Farkas, Co-Founder and CEO, Drops, added, “Whether you’re actively learning a new language and want a quick refresher mid-flight, or just want to pick up some new phrases before your holiday, Travel Talk is the perfect tool. It’s effective and fun, so you can arrive feeling like a true local.”

Global Eagle will be implementing Drops’ content across its customer base from 2020.

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