EVA Air and Panasonic in IFEC deal for 54 aircraft

May 31, 2024
Taiwan's EVA will put Panasonic's in-flight engagement and connectivity (IFEC) systems and a range of digital services on its widebody and narrowbody aircraft.

HAMBURG, Germany - Panasonic Avionics Corporation in Irvine, Calif. and EVA Air in Taoyuan City, Taiwan have signed an agreement to install in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems (IFEC), along with various digital services, on 54 of EVA Air's widebody and narrowbody aircraft.

Panasonic Avionics' new Astrova seat-end IFE solution will be installed on 18 of EVA Air's new Airbus A350-1000 and 14 of its existing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The installation will also include Panasonic's Marketplace e-commerce solution and Arc-integrated moving map.

EVA Air will retrofit 17 of its Airbus A321 fleet with Panasonic Avionics' eXW wireless IFE solution and will add five Boeing 787-9 aircraft equipped with Panasonic Avionics' NEXT and eX3 IFE, along with connectivity services.

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The Astrova seat-end IFE solution features 4K OLED screens with high-definition capability and high-fidelity audio accessible via Bluetooth. 

The NEXT and X Series IFE systems offer full HD seatback monitors with capacitive touch displays and handsets, featuring an intuitive, personalized interface. The X Series also includes eXW, which provides a premium passenger experience on personal devices.

Panasonic's Marketplace platform is designed to help airlines extend their service and ancillary sales efforts, while the Arc 3D integrated moving map application provides enhanced passenger travel experiences with premium point-of-interest content.

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Ken Sain, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said, "We are proud to sign this agreement with our longstanding customer, EVA Air. The installation of our award-winning in-flight entertainment, connectivity, and digital solutions across their widebody and narrowbody fleets will elevate their brand, enhance their onboard experience, and boost engagement with their passengers."

Clay Sun, President of EVA Air, commented, "We are delighted to continue our partnership with Panasonic Avionics and provide an elevated passenger experience for our customers. We look forward to enhancing our services with the Astrova seat-end solution and improving our offerings with their advanced digital services for many years to come."

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