May 8 2019  |  Inflight Entertainment

TAP Air Portugal takes on Panasonic for A321neoLR aircraft

By PAX International

Panasonic Avionics will provide provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for TAP Air Portugal's new fleet of 14 A321neoLR aircraft.

Panasonic’s X Series IFE system, along with a suite of connectivity services, are being line-fit installed on the new aircraft.

TAP Air Portugal passengers will be able to enjoy a personalized and immersive home theater entertainment experience with HD screens and surround sound audio and video entertainment available on demand. The system also comes equipped with in-seat power USB charging at every seat.

The 14 new aircraft are being fitted with Panasonic’s inflight Wi-Fi service, with a host of next generation connectivity benefits including internet, powered by its new satellite modem which offers bandwidth up to twenty times greater than previously available.

The news follows the recent agreement between TAP Air Portugal and Panasonic to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for the carrier’s new fleet of A330-900neo aircraft. The carrier is the first airline in the world to operate Airbus’ next generation A330-900neo, and will operate 21 of the aircraft.

Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, commented in a statement: “Panasonic Avionics is honored to partner with TAP Air Portugal as they launch their next generation A321neoLR fleet, and we are delighted to help them deliver an enhanced passenger experience with our entertainment and connectivity solutions.”

“TAP’s new aircraft are equipped with the state-of-the-art inflight entertainment systems and Wi-Fi connectivity, reflecting the company's ambition to provide customers with the best products the industry has to offer,” said Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of TAP.

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