Saudia has selected KID-Systeme’s SKYfi Club onboard entertainment wireless streaming platform for 20 A330 and 30 A320 of its passenger and corporate aircraft.
Saudia will brand the premium content streaming service as SAUDIA SKYfi.
“We are pleased to announce Saudia as our launch customer for SKYfi. This is a groundbreaking milestone and proof of success for KID-Systeme,” says Peter Schetschine, General Manager KID-Systeme GmbH. “Equipped with an advanced inflight-mediatainment system, Saudia will underline their high technical standards and enrich passengers travel comfort and satisfaction with a unique and individual entertainment experience.”
Saudia offers customers a broad range of inflight entertainment solutions and was the first airline in the region to offer streaming capability and inflight Wi-Fi. The SKYfi Club, lets Saudia guests stream additional content on their personal electronic devices available from the SKYfi lounge catalogue.
“We are very happy to continue working with KID-Systeme who has always been a reliable partner and supplier for our integrated cabin power systems, says Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, Director General of Saudia. “Offering wireless content streaming is the next step paving the way to an improved inflight experience and satisfy passenger’s needs. Therefore we are very excited to cooperate with KID-Systeme to enlarge our inflight entertainment selection. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the connected passenger on board.”
SKYfi Club streams content directly to passengers’ personal electronic devices, including movies, e-books and magazines.
The technology uses trusted ALNA (Airline Network Architecture) connectivity platform, which is already installed on over 650 aircraft. It is a scalable and adaptable system founded on modular architecture which can adapt to customer need and enables other services like GSM telephony, internet access and data services. SKYfi can also be paired with SKYpower, KID-Systeme’s in-seat power and cabin power management system.
The new KID-Systeme streaming entertainment system was installed onboard the airline’s new A330-300 regional aircraft and will be installed on subsequent deliveries. Saudia became the first airline in the world to add this aircraft to its fleet this August.
KID-Systeme is headquartered in Buxtehude, near Hamburg, Germany, where all design and manufacturing takes place. The company also has service centres in Beijing, Buxtehude, Dallas, Dubai, Sao Paulo and Seattle, which offer full servicing, and 24/7 Aircraft on Ground (AOG) Support and spares service.
KID-Systeme supplies systems to Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft.