Panasonic announces IFEC deal with TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal A321neo
TAP Air Portugal A321neo.

Panasonic Avionics and TAP Air Portugal have announced an agreement to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for the carrier’s new fleet of 14 A321neo LR aircraft.

Panasonic says its X Series inflight entertainment system, along with a suite of connectivity services, are being line-fit installed on the new aircraft.

The airline’s passengers will be able to enjoy a personalised and immersive home theatre entertainment experience with HD screens and surround sound audio and video entertainment available on demand. The system also comes equipped with in-seat power USB charging facilities at every seat.

All the new aircraft are being fitted with Panasonic’s inflight Wi-Fi service, with a host of next-generation connectivity benefits including fast internet, all powered by its new satellite modem which offers bandwidth up to twenty times greater than previously available.

The news follows the recent agreement between TAP Air Portugal and Panasonic to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for the carrier’s new fleet of A330-900neo aircraft.

The carrier is the first airline in the world to operate Airbus’ next-generation A330-900neo and will operate 21 of the aircraft.

Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “Panasonic Avionics is honoured to partner with TAP Air Portugal as they launch their next generation A321neo LR fleet, and we are delighted to help them deliver an enhanced passenger experience with our entertainment and connectivity solutions.”

Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of TAP, said: “TAP’s new aircraft are equipped with the state-of-the-art inflight entertainment systems and WiFi connectivity, reflecting the company’s ambition to provide customers with the best products the industry has to offer.”

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