Finnair has selected Panasonic Avionics to upgrade the in-flight entertainment systems across its widebody long-haul fleet.
Panasonic Avionics is installing its latest eX3 system in all cabins on Finnair’s eight Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Finnair’s A350-900 aircraft, which already have eX3 installed, will see their premium cabins upgraded to the latest version.
The project is part of Finnair’s cabin enhancements for its long-haul fleet, which feature the carrier’s brand-new Premium Economy cabin. The first upgraded aircraft has already entered service.
The Panasonic Avionics eX3 system on board every cabin of Finnair’s long-haul fleet includes HD screens with capacitive touch displays and handsets as well as USB and laptop charging facilities.
Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “Finnair’s innovative and eye-catching widebody cabin enhancements take their passenger experience to a new level. Panasonic Avionics is honoured to be contributing to this upgrade with our latest in-flight entertainment solutions, marking the latest chapter in our relationship with this industry-leading carrier.”
Harri Valkama, Digital Channel Lead at Finnair, said: “This upgrade for Finnair reflects our commitment to deliver a premium experience in every cabin on our aircraft. Having the latest technology on board will allow our customers to stay entertained as they travel long-haul. We chose Panasonic Avionics for its innovative solutions and ability to support [Finnair’s] digital in-flight ecosystem. We can rest assured that our customers will experience high quality state-of-the-art systems.”
Finnair’s in-flight connectivity services are provided by Panasonic Avionics and Finnair also recently became the European launch customer for the company’s Arc map platform.