Panasonic Avionics and EVA Air have signed an agreement for the installation of in-flight engagement (IFE) and connectivity systems, and a range of digital services, on 54 of its widebody and narrowbody aircraft.

Panasonic Avionics’ new Astrova seat end IFE solution will be installed on 18 of the airline’s new Airbus A350-1000 and 14 of its existing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, along with its Marketplace e-commerce solution and Arc integrated moving map.

In addition, EVA will retrofit 17 of the airline’s Airbus A321 fleet with Panasonic Avionics’ eXW wireless IFE solution and will add five Boeing 787-9 aircraft fitted with Panasonic Avionics’ NEXT and eX3 IFE, along with connectivity services.

Ken Sain, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “We are proud to sign this agreement with our longstanding customer, EVA Air. The installation of our award-winning in-flight entertainment, connectivity, and digital solutions across their widebody and narrowbody fleets will elevate their brand, enhance their onboard experience, and boost engagement with their passengers.”

Clay Sun, president of EVA Air, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Panasonic Avionics and continue to provide an elevated passenger experience for our customers. We look forward to enhancing our services with the Astrova seat-end solution and improving our offerings with their advanced digital services for many years to come.”

Hernan Abbes, VP of global sales at Panasonic Avionics, said: “EVA Air is a distinguished customer of Panasonic Avionics, and we are honoured that they have chosen to continue their collaboration with our company due to a long-standing relationship built on innovation, trust, and reliability. This agreement signifies over two decades of successful cooperation between Panasonic Avionics and EVA Air, dating back to 2001.”
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