The in-flight entertainment on Royal Jordanian just got a bit better. The Jordanian national carrier expanded its “SkyConnect” wireless IFE service to the Embraer E175 and E195 family aircraft. The solution is powered by the Bluebox Wow portable IFE platform.
The addition of Bluebox’s wireless IFE solution to our Airbus fleet proved very quickly to be a valuable service enhancement enjoyed by our passengers, and so we wanted to expand this to our passengers flying on our Embraer aircraft as well – ensuring that wherever our passengers are flying they have access to our “SkyConnect” service.– Royal Jordanian Vice Chairman & CEO, Samer Majali
The carrier initially deployed the Bluebox Wow platform on its Airbus A319 and A320 family aircraft in 2019. The success of that implementation, along with product improvements from Bluebox, drove the decision to expand the deployment.
The updated solution includes a refreshed user interface and conversion to app-free DRM for content. This allows passengers to enjoy content without requiring a separate app download, something that cannot be accommodated once in-flight.
Bluebox also introduced new content management controls for crew to help the carrier lower operating costs. The RJ fleet flies a mix of long-haul and short-haul flights. On the shorter hops the company can now turn off access to the feature-length movies as they’re longer than the flights. This allows the carrier to save on content licensing costs.
Bluebox CEO Kevin Clark was bullish on the deployment from the beginning, calling it “a natural fit” in 2019. With the updated and expanded offering he’s even more excited by the partnership. “The fact that we’ve now extended the service to RJ’s Embraer fleet flying shorter routes demonstrates the flexibility of Bluebox Wow – and the ability of our team – to serve different requirements and to continually enhance the value of our solution for our customers.”
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