Panasonic Avionics has signed an agreement with Icelandair for the installation of its Astrova in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution and a suite of digital solutions on the airline’s new fleet of Airbus A321neo LR aircraft.
Panasonic Avionics’ Astrova seat-end IFE solution will be installed throughout Icelandair’s A321neo LR aircraft, with 16-inch monitors in Business Class and 13-inch monitors in Economy Class. Astrova will enhance Icelandair’s passenger engagement by creating an immersive experience through industry-leading 4K OLED screens with industry-leading high-definition capability available, combined with high-fidelity audio, accessible through Panasonic Avionics’ Bluetooth technology.
Icelandair will also be receiving a suite of digital solutions from Panasonic Avionics, including Marketplace, OneMedia, Arc Moving Map and ZeroTouchTM.
Panasonic Avionics has adopted a new approach to its IFE operating system (OS) that will enable Icelandair to build and deliver its passengers’ experiences faster and with greater frequency. This involves a collection of shared system services and utilities that enables faster delivery, efficient maintenance and higher innovation-to-market velocity. Panasonic Avionics’ OS enables Astrova and its other award-winning IFEC hardware to deliver well-defined, reusable capabilities and services, with technology that will allow airlines to quickly build, test, and deploy new applications using industry-standard technologies. As a result, Icelandair will be able to manage their own application deployments.