Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) has recently signed an agreement with Egyptair to install its cutting-edge Astrova seat-end solution on Egyptair’s new Airbus A350-900 fleet. Egyptair is the first airline in Africa to select Astrova.
The installation will include 19-inch 4K OLED monitors in the Business Class cabins and 12-inch monitors in the Economy Class. In addition to the impressive screens, Panasonic Avionics will provide connectivity services throughout the A350 aircraft.
Astrova Offers High-Definition Screens and High-Fidelity Audio
Astrova revolutionizes the role of seatback IFE (In-Flight Entertainment) by offering an immersive experience for Egyptair’s passengers. The high-definition screens and high-fidelity audio, along with Panasonic Avionics’ Bluetooth technology, enhance passenger engagement. The solution also provides up to 100W of direct current power via USB-C. This enables fast charging for phones, tablets, and most laptops. With programmable LED lighting, Egyptair can improve the ambiance of its Business Class cabin.
Passengers in Economy Class will enjoy a superior cinematic experience with the latest 4K screen technology. The system offers faster network speeds, higher storage capacity, and USB-A and USB-C charging options. Panasonic Avionics’ worldwide in-flight connectivity services allow passengers to stay connected with friends, family, co-workers, and social media during their flight. These next-generation connectivity applications are available across almost all air travel routes.
Astrova Enters African Market with Egyptair
Hernan Abbes, Vice President of Global Sales at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, expressed excitement about launching Astrova in the African market alongside Egyptair. “Our goal is to revolutionize the seatback experience and enable airlines to engage with their passengers, and we’re confident our solutions will deliver these benefits for Egyptair and its customers,” Abbes said.
Eng. Yehia Zakria, CEO, and Chairman of EGYPTAIR Holding, said: “As an airline, we are always seeking solutions to evolve our passenger experience around the world. Panasonic Avionics draws on decades of experience and innovative solutions, and we are thrilled to use their advanced seatback solutions and offer our customers the latest and greatest technology to enhance their travel experience.”
About Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the leading provider of in-flight entertainment and communication systems. Founded in 1979, the company has introduced many innovative solutions. They enhance customer experiences, airline loyalty, ancillary revenue, and operational efficiency.
Major airlines worldwide have chosen to install their IFE systems on over 15,000 commercial aircraft. Their satellite Wi-Fi connectivity is installed on over 3,400 aircraft. Panasonic Avionics’ reliable systems power approximately 70% of the global IFE-equipped fleet. A dedicated support team ensures optimal performance. With headquarters in California and operations in 50 locations globally, Panasonic Avionics Corporation currently employs over 3,500 professionals.