Thales will provide AVANT IFE solution for Emirates Boeing 777X fleet
On the opening day of APEX 2016 in Singapore, Thales announces AVANT inflight entertainment solution has been selected by Emirates airline for its future fleet of Boeing 777X aircraft.
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has 150 Boeing 777X aircraft on order and deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. Thales will be the first to equip its inflight entertainment systems on the B777X platform.
The contract is the result of Thales’s significant commitment to strengthen its presence in Dubai. It will also accelerate job creation in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
In support of Emirates’ long-term ambitions, Thales will establish Discovery Dubai – a custom innovations center for the passenger experience – in the United Arab Emirates. Managed by Thales, the center will enable Emirates teams to develop and shape their future passenger engagement initiatives and programs in the air and on the ground. Thales will also be setting up a repair center to provide operational support and services to Emirates.
Emirates B777X aircraft will be equipped with the state-of-the-art AVANT inflight entertainment solution featuring an innovative and highly customizable user experience.
With the selection of AVANT, Emirates customers will enjoy an immersive and engaging experience.
Thales is committed to using its strengths in technological innovation, communications, big data management and cyber security to enhance Emirates inflight experience leadership position. The airline’s award winning inflight entertainment system, ice is an industry leader in passenger experience, and Thales’s partnership with Emirates will focus on helping the airline drive the highest standards of innovation for ice, from in-seat entertainment to wireless cabin connectivity.