Panasonic Avionics, Aeromobile release new 3G eXPhone system

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and AeroMobile have released the new 3G eXPhone system with technology that builds on Panasonic´s eXPhone service, which is installed on over 450 aircraft across 19 airlines worldwide, the companies said.

Airlines such as Etihad, Cathay Pacific, Aer Lingus, EuroWings, SAS and Air Serbia have already started to install the 3G technology.

The availability of the eXPhone follows increasing airline adoption of its platform and increased customer demand for on-board mobile connectivity.

The inflight 3G network, which is operated over Panasonic´s eXConnect service, enables a quality and range of services much closer to those experienced on the ground.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is a supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a US corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 4,554 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 8,000 IFE systems and 1,000 inflight connectivity solutions to the world´s leading airlines.

AeroMobile Communications Limited is a UK-based mobile service provider for the aviation industry. AeroMobile provides world class, proven, technology and services that enable airline passengers to use their own mobile phones for voice, texting and mobile data whilst inflight. The AeroMobile service is currently available on
airBerlin, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines.