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Egyptair chooses Panasonic Aviation

November 16, 2023

By Chris Forrester

Panasonic Avionics has signed an agreement with Egyptair for the installation of its Astrova seat-end in-flight communications and entertainment technology on the airline’s new Airbus A350-900 fleet.

With this agreement, Egyptair becomes the first airline in Africa to select Astrova. Panasonic Avionics’ newest solution will be linefit installed in Egyptair’s A350 Business Class cabins with 19-inch 4K OLED monitors, while 12-inch monitors will be installed in Economy Class. Panasonic Avionics’ connectivity services will be installed throughout the airline’s A350 aircraft.

Panasonic says its Astrova system redefines the role of seatback entertainment and enhances the opportunity for airlines to engage with their passengers. It will create an immersive experience for Egyptair’s passengers through screens that have the best HD capability available, combined with high-fidelity audio, accessible through Panasonic Avionics’ Bluetooth technology.

Passengers will have up to 100 W of direct current power, via USB-C, at their seat – providing the ability to fast charge every current phone and tablet at all phases of flight, and around 90 percent of the world’s laptops. Panasonic Avionics’ newest seat-end solution also features programmable LED lighting that will enhance the passenger experience and enable Egyptair to optimise its Business Class cabin environment.

The screens in Economy Class will deliver a high-performance system for Egyptair passengers with a superior, immersive cinematic experience using the latest 4K screen technology, with faster network speeds and higher storage capacity, along with USB-A and USB-C charging.

Passengers that want to connect with friends, families, co-workers and social media during their flight will be able to use Panasonic Avionics’ worldwide in-flight connectivity services, which enable a host of high-speed next-generation connectivity applications across 99.9 per cent of all air travel routes.

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