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Press Release: Bluebox celebrates milestone with Surinam Airways


In response to customer demand, Surinam Airways (SLM) deployed Bluebox Aviation System’s Bluebox Ai in-flight entertainment (IFE) system on its transatlantic route between Amsterdam and Paramaribo. Today, both companies celebrate three months of successful performance and positive customer feedback.

“With Bluebox IFE deployed at every seat on our A340, we’re providing the in-flight entertainment our customers said they wanted on board our flights across the Atlantic,” said Robbi B. Lachmising, President and CEO, Surinam Airways. “The problem we faced was that it can be costly, and challenging from an engineering perspective, to deploy new technology in older aircraft. But with Bluebox we found a solution that was both easy to deploy and easy for our passengers to use. We’re loving the performance, and our passengers are loving the service.”

“Bluebox Ai is approved to provide early window content and is a high-quality platform that’s much easier to deploy at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems,” said David Brown, Business Development Director, Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd. “The excited social media response to Surinam Airways’ initial announcement about the new Bluebox IFE system was evidence of how eager passengers were for high-quality IFE on long-haul services. We’re thrilled that after three months, Bluebox Ai has proven it delivers that to Surinam Airways’ passengers.”

Surinam Airways has deployed over 400 Bluebox Ai IFE iPads to provide films, music and news to every passenger aboard its Airbus A340 flying between Amsterdam to Paramaribo – a 9.5-hour route across the Atlantic to Suriname.


About Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd. (www.blueboxaviation.com)

Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd. specialises in the provision of software solutions to the aviation industry.

The Bluebox in-flight entertainment (IFE) portfolio provides airlines the latest technology in tablet-based and wireless IFE solutions (fitted and portable) as cost-effective alternatives to seatback IFE systems, and exploits these platforms to address a range of IFE requirements: service enhancement, service recovery, accessibility services (for passengers with hearing and visual impairments) and ancillary revenue generation.

Headquartered in Dunfermline, Scotland, Bluebox Aviation Systems serves over 40 airlines and aircraft operators across the globe, and has a global support network in Europe, the US, Australia and Singapore

About Surinam Airways (www.flyslm.com)

Surinam Airways, also known as SLM, is the flag carrier of Suriname, based in Paramaribo. It operates regional and long-haul scheduled passenger services. Its hub is at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, from which it serves routes to Aruba, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Curacao, the Netherlands, the United States, and Trinidad & Tobago.

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