Panasonic to supply HBC technology for Airbus

Panasonic Avionics Corporation has been selected by Airbus as lead supplier for high bandwidth connectivity (HBC) technology on its A320, A330 and A380 platforms, the company said.

Panasonic´s Global Communications Service uses a Ku-band satellite network to deliver high-speed communications services on 99.6 percent of all air traffic routes. The service lets passengers connect to the people, digital entertainment and web content of their choice. It also enables Panasonic´s eXTV solution, an inflight television service.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America and a supplier of inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) systems. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, it has delivered over 8,000 IFE systems and 1,300 inflight connectivity solutions to airlines.