Panasonic inks IFE deal with Avianca

Latin American carrier Avianca said it has has selected an eX1 IFE system from Japanese electronics firm Panasonic´s (OTC: PCRFY) California-based Panasonic Avionics unit for its new fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft.

According to Panasonic, the eX1 will be installed on 28 of Avianca´s new narrowbody fleet.

It will feature hi-definition screens throughout each aircraft, with 11 inch energy-efficient, lightweight Eco monitors in Business Class with touch-screen handsets, and 9 inch Eco monitors in Economy Class. Power outlets will also be installed at every Business Class seat and in every Economy Class row.

Panasonic Avionics is a supplier of in-flight entertainment and communication systems. The company´s, supported by professional maintenance services, integrate with the cabin enabling airlines to deliver a variety of entertainment choices.

Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corp., a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corp. of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corp.

Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 3,100 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide, it serves over 200 customers worldwide and provides IFEC systems on over 3,700 aircraft.

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