It is no secret that the moving map is a top draw for in-flight entertainment systems; FlightPath3D is now angling to make that experience more engaging – and more profitable – with its AI Flight Feed overlay.
After ten years and more than 4,300 planes installed it is safe to say that the FlightPath3D offering is far more than just a moving map platform. With a mature offering across multiple channels (including some outside the aircraft), the company sees a strong future ahead.
The inflight moving map is, by all accounts, the most popular entertainment content inflight. Air Canada, in partnership with FlightPath3d, now plans to use that same interface to inspire wanderlust, and perhaps a few extra ticket sales. The carrier is the launch customer for WhereWeFly, an interactive feature allowing passengers to explore routes and view flights while on board.
Roughly a third of the time spent in the Southwest Airlines inflight connectivity portal is consumed on the moving map. And those passengers now have some additional infotainment available. The carrier is the launch customer for Destination Reels from FlightPath3D, an immersive travel guide loaded with mobile-friendly, short-form videos for all of Southwest’s destinations.
China Airlines continues to expand its deployment of the FlightPath3D moving map solution. The carrier recently deployed the first installation of the “second screen” version on a China Airlines A321neo.
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.
What does an industry recovery look like? Airlines investing in the on-board product is a strong indicator, and FlightPath3D’s record so far in 2021 suggests things are getting better in a hurry. The company announced an additional 500 aircraft fitted with its moving maps solution in the first half of 2021.
Airlines may have slowed cabin upgrades during the pandemic, but FlightPath3D managed to emerge with a growing number of aircraft installed and high expectations for the coming year. The company believes a 30%+ increase of equipped aircraft is viable, along with some updated tech to help airlines derive ancillary revenues from the system.
The in-flight moving map is ready for its VTOL debut. FlightPath3D updated its industry-leading offering to include an option for helicopters and other VTOL aircraft, launching with an undisclosed, private customer.
Gogo’s AVANCE business aviation platform received an entertainment boost this week with the launch of the Gogo Vision 360 platform.