Press Release: Kontron selected by Turkish Technic for new airline program

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Kontron, a global market leader for embedded computing technology (ECT), and a leading supplier of Avionics systems for the Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFE&C) market, announced today that Turkish Technic will deploy Kontron’s highly integrated, application-ready platforms as part of a new program with Turkish Airlines, a Star Alliance member.

The Wireless Inflight Entertainment System “SKYFE”, developed jointly by Turkish Technic and Havelsan, has been selected by Turkish Airlines for deployment on its narrowbody fleet.

Based at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, Turkish Technic is the leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services company in the region. It is also establishing itself as a research and development center for aircraft cabin products.

Havelsan, based in Ankara, is the software provider for the system. SKYFE presents an innovative approach with passengers able to download applications from Google Play and Apple Store to their own smart devices during preflight and access wireless entertainment content during the flight.

Kontron will provide the complete set of hardware products necessary to implement the Cabin Wi-Fi network in the new SKYFE system. These products consist of the Kontron ACE Flight Server and the Cab-n-Connect™ Wireless Access Point. Qualified to D0-160G and optimized for a full range of flight information services, Kontron avionics platforms support fastest time to market and lowest cost of deployment. Kontron will demonstrate these products at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016 held in Hamburg, Germany April 5 – 7, 2016 in the Kontron Booth#D40, Hall B2.

“The selection of SKYFE by Turkish Airlines is a major success for the Turkish Technic, Havelsan and Kontron team,” said Helina Aykurt, Avionics Customer Program Manager at Kontron. “With Kontron’s global reach, we have been able to add value to the deployment process by working closely with the SKYFE team to support their system integration, installation design, airworthiness approvals and flight test program.”

Kontron has a long history of successfully supplying airborne servers, wireless access points and communication units to the rapidly growing In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFE&C) market. There are currently more than 3500 commercial aircraft and business jets operating worldwide with Kontron equipment on board.

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About Turkish Technic

Based in Istanbul, Turkish Technic is the Turkish Airlines Maintenance Center. Turkish Technic provides MRO services to airlines in the region and is also a growing center of research and development for aviation.

About Havelsan

Based in Ankara, Havelsan is a leading supplier of software and systems to the defense and IT sectors in Turkey and abroad.

16-SMACOM-6824_BannerAd_RGN_300x300_01About Kontron

Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and trusted advisor in IoT, provides a complete and integrated portfolio of hardware, software and services. Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms, bringing to life numerous technologies and applications. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership, product longevity and the best possible overall application with leading-edge, highest reliability embedded technology.

Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”.

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