February 12 2020  |  Inflight Entertainment

Sichuan Airlines selects Thales CORE IFE for A350

By Sabrina Pirillo

Sichuan Airlines announced it has selected Thales CORE IFE for its future fleet of A350 aircraft scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

According to today’s release, Sichuan Airlines new A350’s will have a two-class cabin configuration. Business Class will have 17-inch displays and Economy Class will have 12-inch displays. The aircraft will also be equipped with new select graphical user interface (GUI), featuring Thales' latest user-experience technologies to create an intuitive passenger experience. Passengers will have access to a selection of entertainment including television series, films, music, and games.

Thales’s CORE IFE system is based on the AVANT platform packaged with Thales support services.

“We are very honored to further strengthen our relationship with Sichuan Airlines, a long-term business partner with Thales for over 30 years,” said Philippe Carette, Chief Executive Officer, Thales InFlyt Experience. “This award for CORE IFE demonstrates the airlines’ trust in Thales’s solution and our continuous commitment to meet the airlines’ demand to provide an exceptional inflight experience beyond expectation.”

The airline’s current fleet of A350 is flying with the AVANT system and Thales is business partner in avionics – including Flight Management Systems for their A320/A330 aircraft as well as customer support and services.

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