June 25, 2024

Bamboo Airways taps Panasonic Avionics for IFE

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) has announced an agreement with Bamboo Airways to provide its inflight entertainment and connectivity systems (IFEC) for the Vietnamese airline’s widebody fleet.

Panasonic Avionics is installing its eX3 inflight entertainment system on the airline’s Boeing 787-9 fleet, with the aircraft entering service on its intercontinental routes to Europe and Australia in recent weeks.

Passengers throughout each aircraft will enjoy an immersive, cinematic experience with HD screens at each seat, complete with capacitive touch displays and handsets, and USB and laptop charging facilities. Business passengers will enjoy 18-inch HD screens, with 13-inch and 12-inch screens in Premium Economy and Economy Class respectively.

Bamboo Airways has also selected global inflight connectivity services from Panasonic Avionics which can deliver average speeds up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) to the aircraft. The airline’s inflight connectivity experience, powered by Panasonic Avionics’ global network of high-speed, high-bandwidth satellites will deliver a host of next-generation connectivity benefits, including fast internet and inflight mobile phone services. 

Ken Sain, chief executive officer of Panasonic Avionics, said: “We are honoured to be partnering with Bamboo Airways’ as they launch intercontinental services. We are confident that our proven inflight entertainment and connectivity systems will enhance their passenger experience, and help them quickly build customer loyalty on these major new routes.”

Mr. Dang Tat Thang, chairman cum CEO of Bamboo Airways, said: “The diverse and viable Bamboo Sky entertainment system is one of advanced technology solutions that Bamboo Airways has actively installed on the wide-body fleet. With the cooperation with our trusted partner Panasonic Avionics, we expect to bring the most fulfilling flight experience to our passengers on every journey in the future.”