Not only is Panasonic Avionics seeing massive demand for in-flight connectivity – fielding RFPs for a staggering 1,500 aircraft – the company now has evidence to prove what it has been saying all along, that people are data hungry!
In a slide provided exclusively to RWG, Panasonic revealed that in May and June of this year, the average data volume per user of its eXConnect in-flight high-speed Internet solution was 95 MB and reached as high as 155 MB on 29 June. It wasn’t me!
The solution is currently offered on board Lufthansa long-haul aircraft, but will be offered on Turkish, SAS, Cathay, Dragonair and Gulf Air. Panasonic is also understood to be working with Transaero and Japan Airlines. It has declined to comment on discussions.