Thales is ‘Ready to Fly’ a safer inflight experience


Thales InFlyt Experience (Thales) has released ‘Ready to Fly’, a range of cabin innovations designed to reduce touchpoints and mitigate passenger congestion, helping airlines restore passenger confidence in air travel during the Covid crisis and in a post-pandemic world. The initiative is focused on expediting the industry’s digital transformation through passenger-centric solutions, integrated products and services that increase crew efficiency.

The range of touchless solutions allow passengers to control IFE systems via their personal electronic devices such as smartphones or tablets, accessing features such as digital versions of onboard paper menus, magazines and safety and health information, as well as entertainment options. The Travel Assistant feature reduces physical interactions with the crew while maximising cabin service, as it will enable passengers to request and receive automated information on the seatback monitor. The crew will also have the ability to gather information, receive notifications and control the cabin from their own secure personal phone or tablet.

Looking toward the future, Thales is working with its network of partners to develop cabin automation solutions that decrease congestion, facilitate aircraft disembarking, and manage passenger flow by using synthetic data.

“Most important to Thales is that we are here to support our airline customers and work with them to tackle their toughest challenges during these unprecedented times,” said Neil James, VP of sales at Thales InFlyt Experience.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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