LAKE FOREST, CA – 20 July, 2017 – Asiana Airlines, one of Asia’s largest carriers, has begun revenue service with its first A350 aircraft using Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) industry-leading inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solution. This first aircraft, which was line fit with Panasonic solutions by Airbus, entered passenger service on May 15th having been delivered to the carrier on April 26th.
Panasonic’s eX3 system delivers a premium passenger experience through features including audio and video on demand, and a massive content library that can offer over 50 movies, 60 TV shows, games, music and more.
The aircraft will also offer Panasonic’s global connectivity service – the only broadband inflight connectivity service operating in every country in the world today – enabling passengers to access the internet via broadband inflight Wi-Fi, and to send and receive calls and text messages.
Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer for Panasonic Avionics said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Asiana Airlines. Our world-class systems provide their passengers with a globally available and premium inflight entertainment and connectivity experience.”
About Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of integrated and tailored inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions blend the latest in inflight entertainment technology, connectivity services, and consumer technologies. They help airlines achieve their business objectives. Supported by professional maintenance services across the world, Panasonic’s global connectivity ecosystem fully integrates with the cabin enabling airlines to deliver the ultimate travel experience with a rich variety of entertainment choices, reduced time-to-market, increased ancillary revenues 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 5,000 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 9,000 IFE systems and 1,500 inflight connectivity solutions to the world’s leading airlines. For additional information, please visit www.panasonic.aero.
About Asiana Airlines
Asiana Airlines was founded in 1988 and has continued to maintain its 5-star rating by Skytrax for 11 consecutive years since 2007. Asiana Airlines operates 79 international passenger routes to 65 destinations in 23 countries and 23 cargo routes to 25 cities in 11 counties. Asiana Airlines is operating state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircrafts with inflight connectivity from May 2017 to provide the ultimate travel experience. Asiana’s A350 will be flying to Hong Kong, Manila, Osaka, San Francisco and London by the end of 2017. For more information, please visit: http://kr.flyasiana.com/C/en/main.do.
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