SINGAPORE, 27 Oct. 2016. China Eastern Airlines officials in Singapore has selected the eX3 inflight entertainment (IFE) system and wi-fi connectivity from Panasonic Avionics Corp. in Lake Forest, Calif., for the carrier’s fleet of 35 new Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 commercial passenger jets.
China Eastern Airlines' entire wide-body fleet will be equipped with Panasonic's high-speed communications service.
China Eastern Airlines, in partnership with China Telecom Satellite, was the first Chinese carrier to offer Panasonic's global wi-fi service on domestic flights and has already begun offering broadband communications on its international routes. Panasonic Avionics' eXConnect uses the company's global Ku-band satellite network to deliver broadband connectivity to aircraft flying all over the world, including over oceans.
Panasonic's Global Communications Services are available across China and on over 99.6 percent of all air traffic routes. It is the only global, broadband inflight connectivity service operating in every country in the world today. The service will permit China Easternpassengers to be fully connected while traveling.
"Panasonic remains the only global connectivity provider operating over China today, so we're delighted to further strength our relationship with China Eastern Airlines through our third partnership agreement together,” says Paul Margis, chief executive officer at Panasonic Avionics Corp. “Panasonic continues to invest in developing reliable broadband wi-fi solutions that meet the increasing demand from passengers to be connected across the globe."
Panasonic Avionics Corp. is a global supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems, supported by professional maintenance services, integrating with the cabin 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 Corporation, 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 4,554 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 8,000 IFE systems and 1,300 inflight connectivity solutions to the world's leading airlines.
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