On the opening day of the 2016 Farnborough Airshow, Thales celebrates with Japan Airlines the entry into services of their Boeing 777-200 aircraft equipped with AVANT In-Flight Entertainment system. The fleet of 11 aircraft represents the first AVANT retrofit for Thales.
Japan Airlines is a valued and long-term Thales customer. They were the first Asian airline to choose AVANT on the Boeing 787 and are now the first airline to choose AVANT on a fleet retrofit.
AVANT offers a state-of-the-art Android-based IFE solution with a highly customisable passenger experience and an extensive selection of features and applications. The fleet retrofit is part of Japan Airlines’ Magic VI entertainment system which includes Broadcast Audio, Audioand-Video-on-Demand (AVOD), 3-D map application and a wide variety of games.
The airline’s choice to equip AVANT on their Boeing 777-200 fleet is a testament to the satisfaction the system brings to their passengers. Japan Airlines also operates Thales IFE systems on their Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 aircraft, flying across domestic and international routes.
“Japan Airlines is a longterm and esteemed customer. We are pleased the airline is the first to experience AVANT retrofit on their Boeing 777-200 fleet. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship and working together to meet the needs and expectations of their valued passengers.”. Dominique Giannoni, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.