Panasonic Avionics, a leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems (IFEC), continues to enhance its global software development capabilities in Pune, India.
Panasonic Avionics’ operation in Pune is the latest Panasonic investment in India. Panasonic entered the Indian market in 1972 and since then the company has grown from strength to strength and now Panasonic Avionics joins Panasonic Life Solutions India, which currently has 13,000 employees at over 13 locations across India.
Panasonic Avionics’ new software design centre is part of a company-wide effort to help airlines realize their passenger digital engagement vision using the most innovative IFE hardware, best-in-class enterprise software, seamless global high-speed connectivity and worldwide support through maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services.
Satyen Yadav, Chief Technology Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, says: “It’s an incredibly exciting time in our industry as our airline partners are looking to enhance the travel journey in new and exciting ways. As a trusted partner to the world’s leading airlines, our goal is to unlock the potential of IFEC with solutions that give airlines the same flexibility they enjoy with their web and mobile solutions so that they can maximise their net promoter score (NPS), increase customer loyalty, drive revenue, and optimise their operational efficiencies.”
To support this vision, Panasonic Avionics is investing in state-of-the art labs in India that provide the capability to build and validate new passenger experiences in both single- and twin-aisle aircraft to match airlines’ needs for the right kind of software solutions – all from a one-stop shop. As a result, the company is expanding its talent resources to replicate the full scale of a narrow-body or wide-body aircraft, ensuring that it can fully test its IFE and connectivity software in situ and help airlines transform their in-cabin product.
The investment in Panasonic Avionics’ global software engineering capabilities will also help improve the time to market of robust, next generation in-flight entertainment systems, connectivity, and digital app solutions.