The in-flight moving map just got a bit more interesting for Lufthansa passengers. The carrier announced a deal with FlightPath3D to implement the 3D map solution across Lufthansa’s long-haul fleet. The new service flies first on the A350, with future integrations planned on 787, 747-8i, and A330 aircraft.
We look forward to launching FlightPath3D on our first A350 in the second quarter of 2022 and across multiple IFE systems and mobile devices on board of Lufthansa aircraft.– Lufthansa Group IFEC Product Manager Susanne Wawer
Lufthansa will offer the FlightPath3D solution on both its in-seat entertainment screens as well as via passenger mobile devices. The embedded IFE project requires implementation across solutions from multiple suppliers. FlightPath3D’s offering seamlessly integrates with the major IFE OEMs, making this sort of work relatively straightforward, if not easy, for the airlines.
“Our any device, any platform approach, is available on any IFE architecture (seat-back, overhead, and Wi-Fi streaming) and any OEM IFE platform. We’re proud of the integration, certification, and joint sales efforts with all of the industry’s major OEM partners,” says FlightPath3D CEO Boris Veksler.
The first aircraft to carry the new system is the ex-Philippines Airlines A350 that recently entered service for Lufthansa. The 787s are assumed to be arriving into the fleet with the system already loaded.
Timing on the rest of the fleet types to get the new solution retrofit remains unclear.
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