EL AL Israel Airlines today announced that it has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) industry-leading eX3 inflight entertainment (IFE) system for its new fleet of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
Under terms of its agreement with Panasonic, EL AL will install eX3 across nine Boeing 787-9s and seven B787-8s, with the first aircraft being delivered in August 2017. The agreement also includes a 15-year contract for the provision of system maintenance by Panasonic Technical Services, including spares, repairs and logistics, at an optimized maintenance cost.
EL AL’s eX3 system features an elegant industrial design across all cabin classes. Passengers will be able to view 12, 13 and 16-inch high definition monitors that deliver superior viewing angles and capacitive touch. They also feature proprietary Panasonic technology that functions like the human eye, making dark scenes more visible by improving brightness in dark areas while simultaneously eliminating white saturation. The result is superior picture performance across all media formats including movies, TV shows, games, maps and more.
Hideo Nakano, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, says: “Our partnership with EL AL continues to go from one successful program to the next and now stretches over a quarter of a century. Our eX3 system will provide EL AL with an industry-leading entertainment experience, delivering a premium service to their passengers traveling across the world.
“Our renewed agreement is testament to the loyalty and opportunity that our continued relationship delivers and we look forward to this new and exciting chapter.”
EL AL Vice President Service Amir Rogovsky adds: “We are focused on delivering a premium inflight experience for our customers. Our long-term partnership with Panasonic continues to be extremely successful and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Panasonic Avionics as one of the leaders in the IFE industry.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of integrated and tailored inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions blend the latest in inflight entertainment technology, connectivity services, and consumer technologies. They help airlines achieve their business objectives. Supported by professional maintenance services across the world, Panasonic’s global connectivity ecosystem fully integrates with the cabin enabling airlines to deliver the ultimate travel experience with a rich variety of entertainment choices, reduced time-to-market, increased ancillary revenues and lower overall costs.
Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 5,000 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 9,000 IFE systems and 1,500 inflight connectivity solutions to the world’s leading airlines. For additional information, please visit www.panasonic.aero
About EL AL Israel Airlines
EL AL Israel Airlines, Israel’s national airline, established in 1948, offers more non-stop flights than any other airline to/from Israel. EL AL flies to 36 destinations from Israel and serves hundreds of other destinations throughout the world via partnerships with many other carriers. EL AL embodies Israel’s values of innovation and caring and is known for its genuine Israeli hospitality. www.elal.com