Panasonic Avionics sees bright future for IFEC as industry rebounds

Feb. 27, 2023
Going forward, Panasonic Avionics is optimistic about continued industry recovery, Mary Kirby writes for Runway Girl Network.

LAKE FOREST, Calif., - Inflight entertainment and connectivity giant Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) is seeing aviation industry recovery take hold, as passenger traffic roars back, narrowbody production ticks up, and the widebody market starts making a comeback. These markers bode well for the future of IFEC, Mary Kirby writes for Runway Girl NetworkContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

27 February 2023 - “We absolutely are seeing recovery in aviation both in terms of IFE system installations and a dramatic upturn in connectivity usage,” Panasonic Avionics VP, product management Andy Masson tells Runway Girl Network. “From our own internal research and through various industry experts, we’re seeing narrowbody production almost at pre-pandemic levels and passenger levels over 90% of pre-pandemic levels. We are also seeing improvement in the long-haul aircraft, or widebody market, and expect that segment of our market to continue to improve up to and beyond 2025.”

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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