Panasonic Avionics Corporation is to provide in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for TAP Air Portugal’s new fleet of 14 A321neo LR aircraft.

Under the agreement, Panasonic’s X Series in-flight entertainment system, as well as a suite of connectivity services, are being line-fit installed on the new aircraft.

Passengers will benefit from a personalised and immersive ‘home theatre’ entertainment experience, featuring HD screens and surround sound audio and video entertainment available on demand, as well as in-seat power USB charging facilities at every seat.

The new aircraft are also being fitted with Panasonic’s in-flight Wi-Fi service, with next generation connectivity benefits including fast internet. Panasonic says it is powered by its new satellite modem “which offers bandwidth up to twenty times greater than previously available.”

Hideo Nakano, chief executive officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation said: “Panasonic Avionics is honoured to partner with TAP Air Portugal as they launch their next generation A321neo LR fleet, and we are delighted to help them deliver an enhanced passenger experience with our entertainment and connectivity solutions.”

The news follows a recent agreement between the airline and Panasonic to provide in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for the carrier’s new fleet of A330-900neo aircraft.

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