Press Release


06/04/24 | 3 MIN READ

IATA AGM, Dubai – 3rd June, 2024 – Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics), a world-leading provider of in-flight engagement and connectivity (IFEC) solutions, has signed an agreement with Air Arabia for the installation of its eXW wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution across 172 aircraft.

The agreement extends an existing program with six A321LRs already flying with Panasonic Avionics’ eXW solution to include Air Arabia’s Airbus A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR fleets. In total, 120 aircraft will be line fit at the OEM, and another 52 aircraft will be equipped under a retrofit program.

eXW is designed to deliver a premium experience to Air Arabia’s passengers’ personal devices. The wireless entertainment available to passengers will also feature a suite of digital solutions from Panasonic Avionics, including its ArcTM Moving Map, Insights Data Analytics and OneMedia Advertising services. ArcTM, Panasonic Avionics’ integrated moving map application, is designed to enrich the passenger travel experience by providing a seamless map experience.

Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “Air Arabia is renowned for its ability to blend comfort, reliability, and value for its customers, and we are very excited to work with them as they implement an impressive digital strategy that will even further enhance their brand value.

“Wireless IFE remains a critical component of many airlines’ strategy. eXW will create a unique experience that combines passenger entertainment, digital apps, and onboard retail into a truly unique passenger experience with a competitive total cost of ownership and a compelling ROI.”

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “We thank Panasonic Avionics for their support as we expand the existing inflight wireless entertainment system on our A321 fleet to include the entire Air Arabia’s current and future fleet. This step not only showcases our commitment to investing in cutting-edge, value-driven solutions but also aims to further enhance the onboard experience we offer our customers. Through our eXW-backed ‘Sky Time’ portal, our customers can continue to enjoy personalised content streamed on their personal devises, further enriching their journey while flying Air Arabia.”

Insights data analytics delivers information and intelligence that enable airlines to provide the most relevant and desired onboard offerings and uncover opportunities that maximize the return of their investments in IFEC and digital experiences.

OneMedia Advertising services is Panasonic’s industry-leading advertising platform used to create, manage, deliver, and analyze advertising campaigns on its customers aircraft.

About Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of in-flight engagement and communication systems. The company pioneered the industry beginning in 1979 and has consistently introduced innovations that enable unique customer experiences and enhance airline loyalty (NPS), ancillary revenue, and operational efficiency.

Over 200 leading airlines across the world have chosen to install Panasonic Avionics in-flight engagement, satellite Wi-Fi connectivity, and digital services on their aircraft. Panasonic Avionics’ proven systems are supported by the largest, global support and services team utilizing OEM insights to ensure peak system performance.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is headquartered in California with over 3,500 employees and operates in 50 locations around the globe.

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Brian Bardwell
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
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Charlie Hampton
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