Research & Development

Panasonic Corporation, its subsidiaries, and related companies have the sixth-largest patent portfolio in the world. Our commitment to research & development is uniquely enhanced by our ability to leverage these patents, something that no other industry supplier can do.

Proprietary access to cutting-edge technologies gives us an enormous advantage and unmatched resources as we build on our legacy of being first to market with the latest inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) innovation. For more than 35 years, Panasonic has strengthened the connection between the world’s airlines and its passengers. We are recognized globally for our experience and leadership in product innovation and customization, system reliability, and customer care.

Panasonic Collaborative Teams

Panasonic Corporation is the number one company in the world with touch points all along the travel thread– home, office, hotel, vehicle, and airplane.

We are constantly searching for ways to improve the passenger’s experience and have led efforts with other Panasonic divisions including Panasonic Research & Development Corporation in Cupertino, and Panasonic Automotive Systems. Through close collaboration, we have combined experience in aviation with expertise in prototype and concept development, defining the user interface paradigm, consumer electronics, and advanced digital technologies.

This approach enables us to deploy cutting-edge technologies as we incorporate break through ideas in cabin innovation, integration, and communications solutions to deliver inflight entertainment (IFE) systems that take the passenger experience to new heights of interactivity and excitement, and generate value for the airline.

Close Collaboration with Industry Leaders

We leverage our collaborative relationships to provide the airlines with unique solutions that reduce weight while improving quality, functionality, and reliability, and in turn, create game-changing products for the industry.

We work closely with third-party developers and game vendors to bring the most popular products into our IFEC experience, and with content providers to bring the latest in audio and video specifications, like MPEG-4, to the industry.

Using both Panasonic’s own design company and selected passenger-space industry leaders, we ensure that our industrial designs are world class. Our collaborative approach with key seat suppliers continues to reduce complexity for the airlines and OEMs.

Further, Panasonic Avionics owns the following patents and has licenses to these additional patents. The corporation also has white papers disclosing technologies pertaining to IFEC and/or the research thereof.


For over 35 years, our passion for IFEC has fueled a spirit of perpetual innovation that has led to a broad portfolio of industry firsts


Test & Integration

Our total reliability-driven process identifies, corrects, and eliminates problems at the root cause



Our world-class facilities in Osaka, Japan, Lake Forest, USA, London, UK, and Dubai, UAE have manufactured more top-quality IFEC parts than any other supplier


Program Management

Our experienced program managers keep the project on schedule and on budget, from manufacturing, shipment, and delivery, to installation and testing


Lifecycle Management

We deliver comprehensive product support across the entire IFEC solution lifecycle


Field Engineering

Our Field Engineering team delivers onsite expert technical support, ensuring peak IFEC solution performance