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Stellar helps Rex rollout IFEC

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Australia’s largest independent regional airline Regional Express (Rex) has officially launched in-flight Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment for the first time across its domestic Boeing 737 network.

Stellar Entertainment has been working closely with the domestic carrier on the IFE rollout since late 2020.

Besides proposing strategic and customised content solutions, Stellar offered assistance for the selection of the wireless IFE system and worked closely with Rex’s appointed OEM to ensure a smooth launch of the IFE product.

Prior to supplying in-flight entertainment content and technical services, Stellar has been working with Rex on PRAM (Prerecorded Announcement and Music) projects and original boarding music.

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Rex nears Wi-Fi rollout completion on 737 fleet

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Rex, Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline has confirmed that four of the six jets in the 737-800NG fleet have been kitted out with Intelsat’s 2Ku Wi-Fi. The remaining two will be similarly equipped in a few months.

“In this day and age business and leisure travellers want to remain connected whether they are on the ground or in the air,” Mayooran Thanabalasingam, Rex’s General Manager, Information Technology and Communications, said.

Business class travellers will enjoy complimentary internet Wi-Fi throughout their journey. Passengers in economy will also enjoy free internet Wi-Fi until the end of November after which they’ll be able to access the internet for a small fee.

Rex passengers will also have access to a new in-flight entertainment (IFE) portal featuring in-flight information, weather and a variety of free-of-charge TV shows and movies which will all be refreshed on a regular basis.

“We’re honoured Rex has chosen us to help them delight their passengers in Australia. As life begins to return to normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, customers are excited to fly again and we expect their need for connectivity to be even greater than it was before,” said Intelsat Senior Vice President of Commercial for Intelsat Commercial Aviation, Dave Bijur.

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Stellar provides original music for Rex

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Australian domestic airline Regional Express, better known as Rex, has selected Stellar Entertainment to supply boarding music and PRAMs (Prerecorded Announcement and Music) for the airline’s expanding operations, having recently introduced B737s to their fleet.

At the start of March 2021, Rex rolled out its brand-new boarding music, a first for the airline, in the form of original compositions crafted in-house by Stellar’s own production studio.

There are two different contemporary tracks which are intended to help create a comforting and relaxed ambience as the melodies waft through the cabin.

Stellar Entertainment’s Creative Director, Brad Power, describes the compositions: “The pieces conjure images of a serene and blissful environment that are designed to put passengers at ease. These Zen and ethereal vibes transport the listener to their idyllic setting.”

As Stellar licenses the music directly to the airline, Rex will also save on royalty fees