OSAKA, Japan, 25 March 2016. Boeing engineers have selectedPanasonic Avionics, a unit of Panasonic Corp. that provides in inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) in Bothell, Wash., to supply the Cabin Services System (CSS) on the new family of Boeing 777X aircraft. Panasonic is currently the supplier of CSS on all Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft.
Panasonic’s CSS is a scalable, database-driven, Ethernet-based network that provides core cabin functions such as passenger address, cabin interphone, and environmental controls. CSS directly integrates with external subsystems, such as cabin lighting and other airplane member systems across the airframe networks, including the IFEC solutions.
“This agreement is the reflection of a growing relationship between Panasonic and Boeing. It shows the success of our efforts to combine reliability crucial for Cabin Services Systems with continued innovation benefitting flight crew and passengers, something that’s core to the 777X program," says Paul Margis, president and chief executive officer for Panasonic Avionics.
The 777X is the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world with 320 orders and commitments for the aircraft. The cabin interior will include larger windows, a wider cabin, new lighting, and an enhanced architecture with cabin electronics controlled by the Panasonic Cabin Services System.
Panasonic Avionics Corp. is a supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company's solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, integrate with the cabin enabling its customers to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market, and lower overall costs.
Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corp., a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, with over 4,100 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 8,000 IFE systems and 1,000 inflight connectivity solutions to the world’s leading airlines.
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