September 14 2021  |  Inflight Entertainment

Aeroflot to upgrade IFEC on 777s

By Rick Lundstrom

Panasonic Avionics Corporation today announced an agreement with Aeroflot to provide upgraded in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for its entire fleet of 777 aircraft.

The agreement will see Aeroflot’s fleet of 777-300ER aircraft retrofitted with Panasonic Avionics’ eX3 IFE system and satellite-based IFC system.

The upgrade will allow Aeroflot’s 777 aircraft to deliver the same IFEC experience that is available on its Panasonic Avionics-equipped A350-900 fleet, which has been in service since March 2020.

Panasonic Avionics’ eX3 system features full 1080p HD monitors, in-seat power, and HD video handsets with capacitive touch. It can deliver more than 700 hours of on-demand entertainment, offering 1080p content with enhanced video color support.

Aeroflot’s passengers will also be able to enjoy upgraded connectivity from Panasonic Avionics’ global communications network of high-speed, high-bandwidth satellites. The system delivers faster internet, video streaming, VoIP applications, mobile services, and dedicated bandwidth for crew applications.

The first of Aeroflot’s 777-300ERs to be retrofitted with Panasonic Avionics’ upgraded IFE and IFC systems flew in the middle of August.

“We are delighted to deepen our longstanding relationship with Aeroflot,” said Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer at Panasonic Avionics Corporation. “Our advanced eX3 in-flight entertainment system combined with our global, high-speed connectivity will enable Aeroflot to deliver an industry-leading passenger experience.”

Aeroflot has been a Panasonic Avionics customer since 2008. Its fleet of A320neos and A321neos are also both fitted with Panasonic Avionics’ latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions.

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