Streaming, in-seat, or internet-connected? Iraqi Airways’ new in-flight entertainment and connectivity plans will include a bit of each, all powered by Panasonic Avionics. The deal, announced at the Dubai Airshow this week, covers 31 aircraft.
Iraqi Airways celebrates its partnership with Panasonic Avionics on its new fleet, as it will provide passengers with entertainment services as well as add unique internet services, and it will be an enjoyable experience for passengers during their flights with Iraqi Airways.– Iraqi Airways Farazdaq Al-Qazaz, Configuration and EIS Program Manager
The right product for each aircraft mission
Panasonic Avionics’ X Series IFE/C platform includes multiple options for airlines to choose, depending on the aircraft type and operating mission. That flexibility is demonstrated in the range of offerings Iraqi Airways will offer.
Iraqi Airways’ ten 787s will feature the eX3 version of the IFE gear, including HD screens at every seat. The aircraft will offer high-speed in-flight internet service with Panasonic’s global Ku-band satellite network and the latest generation modem.
The 737 MAX fleet will also feature embedded IFE screens at every seat. The 16 aircraft will have the eX1 narrow-body IFE solution installed. The satellite connectivity solution will also be installed on these aircraft.
Finally, Iraqi Airways’ fleet of five A220s will add streaming IFE on board, powered by the Panasonic Avionics eXW solution. And, like the others, this sub-fleet also expects to add the in-flight internet service.
Passengers on the larger Boeing aircraft will also have access to to USB and laptop charging power points at every seat, tied to the IFE platform.
The 737 MAX and 787s will see the solutions installed line-fit at the factory. Deliveries of the 787s are expected beginning in September 2022, with the first 737 MAX anticipated a month later. The first A220 delivery came last month.
More news from the 2021 Dubai Air Show
- Iraqi Airways chooses Panasonic Avionics for IFE/C future
- Saudia selects Inmarsat GX for A321neo connectivity
- Airbus snags another massive A321neo/A321XLR deal from Indigo Partners
- Panasonic Avionics picked for Saudia IFE play
- Airbus scores a LiFi win for a trio of corporate jets
- Scratch another IFC player from the commercial market
- Emirates (re)commits big to Premium Economy
- Vaayu secures A320 P2F deal, expects early 2022 EIS
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