Panasonic Avionics, Flight Level Media launch inflight social media applications for passengers

Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Flight Level Media (FLM) have signed a multi-year partnership to offer a suite of complimentary inflight social media applications to inflight passengers, the companies said.

Building on a two-year partnership, Panasonic and FLM are launching a Facebook inflight posting app that will enable passengers to post unlimited one-directional free messages throughout a flight. Messages will include real-time flight data showing the aircraft´s altitude, type, air-speed and other flight-specific information.

The initial launch will be followed by applications for Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Panasonic and FLM´s relationship began in 2014 with the joint launch of the Postcards from the Plane product on Lufthansa´s FlyNet equipped aircraft.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is a supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California the company is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America and has operations in 80 global locations.

Flight Level Media develops in-flight applications and custom content solutions for both airlines and systems manufactures. It specializes in applications that use real-time flight data to connect passengers to their social media networks on the ground free of charge.