JetBlue has selected Thales’s AVANT in-flight entertainment system (IFE) for its new fleet of 70 A220-300 aircraft with delivery beginning in 2020.

Thales’s AVANT IFE will provide customers on JetBlue’s new aircraft with a custom-designed connected experience for the JetBlue brand, offering a vast choice of entertainment and information during their flight.

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 personalisation and more entertainment options. USB and AC power will also be available for every customer, enabling passengers to keep devices fully charged.

“In 2000, JetBlue set out to disrupt the industry as the first airline to offer live TV on every seatback, on every plane,” said Mariya Stoyanova, director of product development at JetBlue, adding, “We look forward to introducing a brand-new, custom-for-JetBlue generation of in-flight entertainment on our A220 aircraft.”

Thales and JetBlue began their partnership in 2000 when Thales was selected to launch live television to every seat on their A320 fleet. Through the relationship, the company has supported the airline with the delivery of 253 single aisle aircraft with its IFE and connectivity solutions. Philippe Carette, CEO Thales InFlyt Experience said the company is proud to continue building on its partnership with the airline’s first A220 fleet.

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