September 6 2019  |  Tech & Hardware

Burrana powers up Latin American airline

By PAX International

Burrana announced on September 5 a program to retrofit Latin American airline’s A320 and A321 fleets with its in-seat power solution.

The update is part of the airline’s US$400 million investment program to retrofit the fleet’s cabin interiors for a better passenger experience.

Burrana CEO, David Withers, said in a statement from the company: “Our purpose is to enable airlines to create extraordinary passenger experiences. We help airlines build their onboard brand by leveraging our technology.”

He continued: “This is another significant milestone for Burrana as we continue to deliver brand-enhancing cabin technology solutions to airlines. Once fully installed, more than 25,000 passengers on this Latin American airline will be powering their devices with our in-seat power at any one time.”

Under the contract, Burrana will supply more than 100 aircraft with 2.1A USB and 110V AC in-seat power in premium economy and USB power in economy class.

The in-seat power solution will help meet increasing passenger demands to power and charge personal devices onboard without compromising on space, weight, ergonomics or aesthetics. The reversible USB outlet allows passengers to easily charge devices.

Withers added: “The solution is a simple installation architecture with minimal components, consisting of a small, lightweight, seat spar kit – housing either double USB jacks or 110V and USB outlets, compact seat power boxes, and harnesses. We will also provide product support and manage spares within South America.”

“Our innovative design and installation approach requires only minimal aircraft downtime and offers a streamlined certification solution with a supplemental type certificate, without any additional dynamic seat testing.”

Five of the fleet’s A320 aircraft have already taken to the skies with Burrana’s in-seat power. The retrofitting program will continue during 2019 and 2020.

The Burrana team will be at APEX EXPO 2019, booth 1913, from September 9 to 12 discussing the cabin-technology provider’s latest advances in in-seat power, LED cabin lighting and inflight entertainment systems.

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