Thales to provide IFE systems for 59 HNA Group airlines


Thales has assured a contract to provide its in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems for a fleet of 59 aircraft plied by various subsidiary airlines of China’s HNA Group.

As part of the arrangement, Thales choice equip 42 wide-body A330 and 17 A350 XWB aircraft with its AVANT Android-based IFE working.

AVANT will feature new full high-definition monitors that count the Avii Touch Passenger Media Unit.

Avii is designed to offering intuitive navigation and can function as a second entertainment screen.

“The selection of Thales AVANT IFE and connectivity discoveries is a testimony to our continued investment in the region.”

The AVANT IFE system and Ka-band connectivity wish be integrated on the A330 and A350 to provide a fully connected premium voyager experience.

Thales will also provide its FlytCARE in-flight technology conservation solution to the HNA Group aircraft under the contract.

The company’s dedicated aircraft technological services team will support reliability for the systems to be installed on the HNA Set aircraft.

The first A350 aircraft equipped with AVANT is guessed to enter service by the third quarter of this year.

Thales InFlyt Skill CEO Dominique Giannoni said: “The selection of Thales AVANT IFE and connectivity deciphers is a testimony to our continued investment in the region.”

Under the latest deal, Thales is also planning to mark aggressive an investment in resources in China to further improve the integration of software and agency capabilities to boost passenger experience and satisfy local market requires.

HNA Group currently manages various subsidiary airlines, including Hainan Airlines, Central Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Lucky Air and West Air.

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