Qatar Airways has signed an agreement with Panasonic Avionics for its in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution, Astrova, designed to enhance passenger engagement and drive operational efficiency. Qatar’s fleet of 40 Boeing 777x is the first aircraft type to feature this industry-leading innovation and with this agreement, Qatar is the first airline to sign as a launch customer globally.
Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, demonstrates the company’s new approach to the market by helping airlines achieve a powerful and targeted way of engaging with their passengers through IFE. By also re-imagining the ownership experience, airlines will benefit from faster on-wing upgrades and maintenance, commonality in media loading, spares and repairs and significant weight reductions compared to other seat-end architectures. The selection of Astrova also underscores Qatar Airways’ ongoing commitment to the environment and sustainability and directly addresses both companies’ efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Panasonic Avionics’ newest IFE seat-end solution features a cinema-grade 4K OLED with High Dynamic Range (HDR) experience. With perfect blacks and cinematic colours in its palette, OLED technology is widely regarded as the ultimate in display quality. With 22-inch screens in Business-Class and 13-inch in economy, Qatar’s passengers will immerse themselves in stunning visuals that are even further enhanced with HDR for the absolute best possible home theatre experience.