Air China to equip new A350s with eX3 IFEC system

Air China will equip its new Airbus A350 aircraft with in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions

from Panasonic Avionics Corporation, it has been announced.

Under the terms of the agreement, Panasonic will provide its eX3 in-flight entertainment system for 10 Air China A350 aircraft. The first of these aircraft will be delivered in December 2017.

The eX3 system will allow Air China to offer audio and video on demand, a content library that can offer up to 300 movies, 200 TV shows, games, music, a moving map, and more. Passengers will also be able to make use of Panasonic’s connectivity services.

Hideo Nakano, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “We are honoured to partner with Air China on its A350 programme. Because the airline’s route structure includes very long flights to all seven continents, it needed an IFEC solution that would help keep passengers entertained and offer new opportunities to generate revenue.

“With eX3, Air China will offer its passengers a memorable experience that lets them watch movies and television, listen to music or connect to their favourite social media applications like WeChat. The reliability, performance and flexibility of eX3 and our connectivity service makes it an ideal choice for these aircraft.”