Singapore Airlines announces IFEC agreement with Panasonic
Friday, September 14, 2012
Singapore Airlines announced that it has signed an agreement with Panasonic Avionics to purchase advanced in-flight entertainment and communications systems. The IFEC systems will be featured on 40 new aircraft Singapore Airlines has on order from Airbus and Boeing. The new planes will debut the communications systems in 2014.
Customers flying with Singapore airlines may notice their flights becoming even more technologically impressive.
Singapore Airlines will be the first customer to showcase Panasonic Avionic's ex3 system. The eX3 system will allow both first class and coach passengers to enjoy Panasonic's Global Communications Suite, which boast impressive features such as e-Libraries, social networking functions, broadband service for mobile phones and global live television services.
Business travelers in particular will enjoy these high-tech amenities. According to FlightView, business travelers consider technology to be the key to work-life balance on the road. Professionals who fly and stay in corporate suites on a regular basis will appreciate the international airline's move toward global communication.
"SIA has always been a leader in providing the best in-flight entertainment to our customers but we need to constantly innovate to stay ahead of the competition. The contract with Panasonic Avionics will help us do just that," Singapore Airlines senior vice president of products and services, Tan Pee Teck, said in a release.