Japan Airlines selects Panasonic IFE and connectivity solutions for its new A350 fleet

April 3, 2024
The in-flight entertainment (IFE) system features 4K screen technology, enhanced network speeds, and increased storage capacity compared to previous systems.

TOKYO - Japan Airlines (JAL) in Tokyo needed modern in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems, digital solutions, and connectivity services installed on the carrier’s new Airb us A350-1000 fleet. They found their solution from Panasonic Avionics Corporation in Irvine, Calif. 

Panasonic Avionics’ solutions are being integrated into JAL’s 13 new A350-1000s, with the first entering service on 24 January 2024. JAL has opted for Panasonic Avionics’ global in-flight connectivity including in-flight Wi-Fi powered by high-speed, high-bandwidth satellites. This aircraft is currently operating routes from Tokyo Haneda Airport to John F. Kennedy Airport. The IFE system features 4K screen technology, enhanced network speeds, and increased storage capacity compared to previous systems.

Each seat equipped with Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight entertainment system offers personalized services. Screen sizes vary across cabin classes, with First Class boasting 43-inch screens, Business Class with 24-inch screens, Premium Economy with 16-inch screens, and Economy with 13-inch screens. Passengers in all classes can connect their headphones via Bluetooth audio technology. Additionally, Universal AC Power Outlets, USB-A, and USB-C charging ports are available at every seat.

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Panasonic Avionics’ IFE system integrates with the JAL mobile app, enabling passengers to create a pre-flight "favorites" list. This feature is set to launch in the first half of 2024. Passengers can access the app before boarding and select entertainment options to enjoy during their flight. Once onboard, they can sync their mobile devices to the IFE system.

Content on Panasonic Avionics’ IFE screens will be available in 15 languages and support accessibility features such as color correction.

Starting January 2024, JAL passengers will have access to Panasonic Avionics’ global live television service, featuring NHK World Premium and BBC World News. In addition to these features, JAL and Panasonic Avionics have introduced a new flight map. Panasonic Avionics’ ArcTM 3D moving map platform offers innovative features including a kids map.

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