JetBlue Picks Thales AVANT IFE for future A220-300 fleet

JetBlue has selected Thales’s state-of-the-art AVANT inflight entertainment system (IFE) as part of the onboard experience for its new fleet of 70 A220-300 aircraft – with delivery beginning in 2020.


AVANT is Thales’s Android-based system equipped with high capacity servers, locally stored content, and integration with the onboard connectivity system. Every seat on the A220 aircraft will feature the latest 10” high definition (HD) screens with picture-in-picture functionality, custom connected applications, audio-and-video-on-demand, and personal device pairing to offer personalization and more entertainment options than ever. USB and AC power will also be available for every customer to keep their devices fully charged.

Philippe Carette, Chief Executive Officer, Thales InFlyt Experience says:

JetBlue has relied on Thales to be their inflight entertainment business partner for almost 20 years, and we are proud to continue building on this partnership with the airline’s first A220 fleet. This award further demonstrates Thales’s commitment in supporting JetBlue’s ambitions to provide their passengers a superior air travel experience.

Thales and JetBlue began their partnership in 2000 when Thales was selected to launch live television to every seat on their A320 fleet. This long standing relationship with the airline has supported the delivery of 253 single aisle aircraft with Thales’s inflight entertainment and connectivity solutions.

Mariya Stoyanova, director of product development, JetBlue says:

In 2000, JetBlue set out to disrupt the industry as the first airline to offer live TV on every seatback, on every plane. We’re extremely proud to continue this long-standing relationship with our partners at Thales, and look forward to introducing a brand-new, custom-for-JetBlue generation of in-flight entertainment on our A220 aircraft.

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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