Press Release: Garuda Indonesia to fly with Thales AVANT IFE systems

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Passengers of Garuda Indonesia, the country’s flag carrier, can look forward to an all new and enhanced passenger experience with Thales AVANT IFE System on board the carrier’s 14, A330neo aircraft. Garuda’s choice of Thales’s IFE system will help drive the airline’s strategic positioning to attract more passengers as Indonesia expects to see a double-digit increase in passenger growth this year.

At a ceremony held today at the Singapore Airshow, Thales and Garuda announced their partnership to equip their new Airbus A330neo with the AVANT IFE system featuring powerful new lightweight High Definition (HD) monitors. Business class passengers will also enjoy the Avii touchscreen handsets, the most advanced android-based smartphonelike controller in the sky.

The agreement is a first for Thales and Garuda Indonesia and paves the way for both industry leaders to collaborate and deliver ground-breaking innovations to the aviation sector.

The new IFE system is based on an open Android platform, and will support multiple languages and host applications such as Interactive 3D Map, e-reader and more. The Avii handset, available for business class passengers, is a second-screen application platform that enables passengers to select, control and enhance their multimedia experience. Garuda Indonesia expects to take delivery of the A330neos in 2019.

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About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

About Thales in Indonesia

Thales is supporting our customers’ growth ambitions in the Republic of Indonesia for close to 40 years in the areas of defence, aersopace, an space. With its main office located in Jakarta, Thales is providing various solutions for air traffic management and telecommunication satellites to its civil customers, while being a long-term provider of defence soutions to the Indonesian Air Force, Army and Navy.

About Thales InFlyt Entertainment

Thales InFlyt Experience is a global leader in providing leading-edge connected in-flight entertainment systems and services that enrich the travel experience. AVANT, Thales’s state-of-the-art Android In-Flight Entertainment solution features a highly customisable passenger experience with the latest applications on the market. More than 300,000,000 passengers a year across 75 partner airlines use Thales InFlyt Experience solutions.

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