TAP Air Portugal and Panasonic Avionics have announced an agreement for the latter to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for the carrier’s new fleet of 14 A321neo LR aircraft. Panasonic’s X Series inflight entertainment system, along with a suite of connectivity services, are being installed on the new aircraft.
TAP Air Portugal passengers will be able to enjoy a personalised and immersive entertainment experience with HD screens and surround sound audio, and video entertainment available on demand. The system also comes equipped with in-seat power USB charging facilities at every seat.
All the new aircraft are being fitted with Panasonic’s inflight Wi-Fi service, with a host of connectivity benefits including fast internet, all powered by its new satellite modem which offers bandwidth up to 20-times greater than previously available.
The news follows the recent agreement between TAP Air Portugal and Panasonic to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity solutions for the carrier’s new fleet of A330-900neo aircraft. The carrier is the first airline in the world to operate Airbus’ next generation A330-900neo, and will operate 21 of the aircraft type.
Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “Panasonic Avionics is honoured to partner with TAP Air Portugal as they launch their next generation A321neo LR fleet, and we are delighted to help them deliver an enhanced passenger experience with our entertainment and connectivity solutions.”