Qatar Airways Selects Panasonic Avionics to Provide IFEC For Boeing 777X
Qatar Airways has signed an agreement with Panasonic Avionics to install its groundbreaking in-flight entertainment (IFE) solution on the airline’s upcoming Boeing 777X fleet.
The airline selected Astrova by Panasonic Avionics the company’s new seat-end solution, designed to enhance passenger engagement and drive operational efficiency.
Qatar’s fleet of 40 Boeing 777X is the first aircraft type to feature this industry-leading innovation. With this agreement, Qatar is the first airline to sign as a launch customer globally.
Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, demonstrates the company’s new approach to the market by helping airlines achieve a powerful and targeted way of engaging with their passengers through IFE.
By also re-imagining the ownership experience, airlines will benefit from faster on-wing upgrades and maintenance, commonality in media loading, spares and repairs, and significant weight reductions compared to other seat-end architectures.
Panasonic Avionics’ newest IFE seat-end solution features a cinema-grade 4K OLED with High Dynamic Range (HDR) experience. With perfect blacks and cinematic colors in its palette, OLED technology is widely regarded as the ultimate in display quality.
With 22-inch screens in Business Class and 13-inch in economy, Qatar’s passengers will immerse themselves in stunning visuals that are even further enhanced with HDR for the absolute best possible home theater experience.
Complementing Astrova’s unsurpassed video performance is Panasonic Avionics’ high-fidelity audio, which will deliver high-definition sound over both traditional wired connections and Panasonic Avionics’ award-winning Bluetooth technology.
The monitor is a singular design featuring gentle curve and soft rounded touchpoints, that invite passengers to engage in Qatar’s entertainment and brand experience. It also offers programmable LED lighting that enables airlines to optimize the cabin environment to complement various phases of flight with animated sequences synchronized to improve the passenger experience and reduce eye strain.
The new system is designed to stay at the forefront of consumer trends and in-flight entertainment products and services throughout its lifetime.