Passengers on Air Belgium’s new A330neo fleet will deliver an upgraded in-flight entertainment and connectivity experience to passengers on board. The aircraft are fitted with the Panasonic Avionics IFEC suite, including in-seat entertainment screens and high-speed wifi service.
We are thrilled to be joining forces with Panasonic Avionics to continue to enrich and elevate our onboard experience. Their flexibility and innovative approach in delivering IFE and connectivity perfectly complements our internal resources and strategy.– Niky Terzakis, Chief Executive Officer at Air Belgium
The first of two new A330neo aircraft for the carrier entered service last weekend. On board the aircraft’s inaugural trip to Mauritius (and on all flights going forward) passengers had access to Panasonic Avionics’ full HD seatback monitors, complete with handsets, touch displays, and personalized interfaces. The system also features ArcTM, Panasonic Avionics’ 3D in-flight moving map platform.
Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics, said, “We are delighted to be working with Air Belgium to enhance the passenger experience on their new fleet. By tailoring the way we offer our award-winning solutions to meet the individual needs of carriers, we are able to create a product portfolio that can fit every airline’s business model.”
The new A330neos also offer in-flight wifi connectivity, powered by Panasonic Avionics’ global network of high-speed, high-bandwidth satellites. Air Belgium also chose to include the in-flight mobile phone service option, allowing passengers to roam via a pico-cell housed on the aircraft rather than connecting via a WiFi subscription.
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