EL AL announces 16 aircraft deal with Panasonic Avionics
EL AL Israel Airlines announced that it has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation's (Panasonic) industry-leading eX3 in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for its new fleet of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
Under terms of its agreement with Panasonic, EL AL will install eX3 across nine Boeing 787-9s and seven B787-8s, with the first aircraft being delivered in August 2017. The agreement also includes a 15-year contract for the provision of system maintenance by Panasonic Technical Services, including spares, repairs and logistics, at an optimized maintenance cost.
Passengers will be able to view 12, 13 and 16-inch high definition monitors that deliver improved viewing angles and capacitive touch. They also feature proprietary Panasonic technology that functions like the human eye, making dark scenes more visible by improving brightness in dark areas while simultaneously eliminating white saturation. The result is better picture performance across all media formats including movies, TV shows, games, maps and more.
"Our partnership with EL AL continues to go from one successful program to the next and now stretches over a quarter of a century. Our eX3 system will provide EL AL with an industry-leading entertainment experience, delivering a premium service to their passengers traveling across the world”, said CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Hideo Nakano.