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Panasonic Avionics expanding into LEO

Panasonic’s aviation division is a major supplier of In-Flight entertainment and broadband connectivity. It leases capacity from the likes of Intelsat, Eutelsat and other geostationary operators and connects about 2,500 commercial aircraft and their passengers. Panasonic is now looking at expanding into low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites. Panasonic Avionics already has a commercial relationship with […]

December 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

United Airlines add Panasonic 4K TVs

Airbus is fitting 4K TV displays into all seat backs on its new A321neo aircraft being supplied to United Airlines. Panasonic Avionics is supplying the necessary equipment. United has 130 of these latest Airbus narrow body aircraft on order and the first aircraft was delivered to United on November 30th. The inaugural flight took place […]

December 5, 2023By Chris Forrester

Egyptair chooses Panasonic Aviation

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 […]

November 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Panasonic takes IFC space on SkyPerfect

Panasonic’s Aero division has leased Gb/s Ku-band capacity for its In-Flight Communications (IFC) broadband service on SkyPerfect/Jsat’s SuperBird-9 satellite. The satellite isn’t scheduled to launch before H1 2027. The move is the latest in a fast-expanding series of announcements from Panasonic Avionics. Recent weeks have seen deals and orders negotiated with operators serving North, Central […]

November 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Panasonic Avionics in IFC boost

In-flight entertainment and communication systems specialist Panasonic Avionics has confirmed a major expansion of its global connectivity network with the addition of new and expanded GEO (geostationary) Ku-band satellite capacity that delivers higher-speed in-flight Internet connections for airlines and their passengers. Panasonic Avionics is adding new HTS (High Throughput Satellites) and XTS (Extreme Throughput Satellites) […]

August 11, 2023

Panasonic Avionics boosts Singapore Airline’s Wi-Fi

In-flight entertainment and communication systems (IFEC) specialist Panasonic Avionics is to deliver unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, powered to Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) customers, beginning 1st July 2023. Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight connectivity services are powered by its global network of high-speed, high-bandwidth satellites. SIA’s in-flight connectivity experience will deliver a host of next-generation connectivity benefits. “In-flight connectivity is […]

June 28, 2023

Panasonic secures major IFEC deals

In-flight Entertainment and Communication Systems (IFEC) supplier Panasonic Avionics and Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, have signed an agreement for the installation of the Astrova seat-end solution on up to 30 of its aircraft. Astrova, Panasonic Avionics’ next generation IFE seat-end solution, redefines the role of seatback IFE and […]

June 7, 2023

OneWeb, Panasonic Avionics connectivity deal

LEO satellite operator OneWeb and in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions provider Panasonic Avionics have agreed to terms that enable Panasonic Avionics to market, sell, and support OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency in-flight broadband services to commercial airlines worldwide. Panasonic Avionics will offer OneWeb’s global service standalone or paired with Panasonic Avionics’ GEO service, which covers 99.6 […]

October 18, 2022

Panasonic IFEC for Singapore Airlines

In-flight entertainment and communication systems specialist Panasonic Avionics has agreed a deal with Singapore Airlines to provide a seamless and harmonised in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) experience across the airline’s widebody and narrowbody fleets. Singapore Airlines has selected Panasonic Avionics’ eX1 IFE solution for its new fleet of 37 Boeing 737-8 aircraft. The system features […]

November 24, 2021

Panasonic claims IFC speed milestone

Panasonic Avionics, China Eastern Airlines, APT Mobile SatCom and China Telecom Satellite Communications are claiming a performance milestone for in-flight connectivity service over China, using Panasonic Avionics’ new Extreme Throughput Satellite (XTS) service on the APStar 6D communications satellite. On a recent China Eastern Airlines’ flight MU5105, passengers saw average speeds up to 100 megabits […]

August 27, 2021