Panasonic Avionics has been selected by Air Tahiti Nui, the French airline flying from Tahiti, to equip its Boeing 787s with global connectivity and inflight entertainment (IFEC).
Air Tahiti Nui will equip four of its Boeing 787-9s with Panasonic’s inflight Wi-Fi service as well as its eX3 IFE system. The platform will offer passengers a high-definition screen and the latest advances in IFE together with an advanced broadband service through eXConnect.
Panasonic’s eXConnect operates over the company’s Ku-band satellite network. The technology will enable Air Tahiti flyers to send emails and access the Internet and social media channels.
Paul Margis, Chief Executive Officer at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Air Tahiti Nui again. Our eX3 system provides an industry leading entertainment experience and, when combined with our powerful broadband Wi-Fi, delivers a premium service to passengers traveling across the world.”
Michel Monvoisin, Chief Executive Officer at Air Tahiti Nui, added: “Our service covers a network of long-haul routes. It is important that our cabins help not only create an appeasing atmosphere, but also immerse passengers in the beauty of our islands.
“We needed a solution that could truly serve our passenger demands for a reliable IFEC system. With the help of Panasonic Avionics, we are certain to offer clients an incredible entertainment experience with high-speed connectivity services that will keep them connected while traveling.”