Kontron to outfit more than 500 Russian and Chinese aircraft with cabin WiFi and in-flight entertainment and connectivity equipment

HAMBURG, Germany, –  Kontron today announced that it is providing flight hardware for open architecture in-flight entertainment & connectivity systems on more than 500 Russian and Chinese aircraft over the next two years.

Kontron to outfit more than 500 Russian and Chinese aircraft with cabin WiFi and in-flight entertainment and connectivity equipment
Kontron to outfit more than 500 Russian and Chinese aircraft with cabin WiFi and in-flight entertainment and connectivity equipment
HAMBURG, Germany – Kontron today announced that it is providing flight hardware for open architecture in-flight entertainment & connectivity systems on more than 500 Russian and Chinese aircraft over the next two years.

Specifically, Kontron is providing flight hardware for open architecture IFE and IFE&C systems, including ACE Flight servers, cabin wireless access points (CWAPs), removable storage and cabin control panels.

Kontron's regional partners, RTSoft in Russia and Kontron Beijing Technology Co. in China, are providing local technical, certification and logistics support to the airlines and integration partners. Aircraft installations are under way on these initial programs, and Kontron anticipates that the latest new contracts will help the company further solidify its position for additional business with both Russian and Chinese airlines.

Kontron and parent company S&T are both global companies, and this corporate reach allows the Kontron Avionics team, mainly based in San Diego, California, to support airline and aviation customers throughout the world. There are currently more than 4000 commercial aircraft and business jets operating worldwide with Kontron equipment on board.

For more information on Kontron's avionics product portfolio, please visit: https://www.kontron.com/industries/avionics.

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