AeroMod, SITAONAIR team on PAL wireless IFE

AeroMod International and SITAONAIR have partnered to install SITAONAIR wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) services on Philippine Airlines, the companies said.

The rapid installation program will see AeroMod International deploy a consistent cabin experience across Philippine Airlines fleet.

The company commenced installation of the SITAONAIR wireless IFE system on Philippine Airlines´ Airbus A321 fleet in July. Under the program, Philippine Airlines will have one wireless IFE-installed aircraft returned to service every day.

Market analysis by AeroMod reveals that only 13 percent of non-US airlines have wireless IFE fully deployed. Despite this, a recent SITA survey of passengers worldwide showed IFE is now more commonly consumed via Wi-Fi on a personal device, rather than on the aircraft´s seat-back screen. Two-thirds of passengers said they would choose to access it via their own devices if wireless IFE was available.