Corsairfly picks new Zodiac seat-centric IFE for linefit, retrofit

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Zodiac Aerospace says its new seat-centric audio/video on demand (AVOD) in-flight entertainment (IFE) system has been selected by TUI Group's Corsairfly for the carrier's Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

The SiT IFE system, offered through Zodiac's Sicma unit, will be installed on the French operator's Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 aircraft. "Both linefit and retrofit aircrafts are part of the contract, making the SiT system a new alternative to the current IFE offering on new A330/A340," according to a widely distributed statement released online by Zodiac via Thomson Reuters.

With linefit offerable status on the A330 and A340, the SiT IFE platform will compete with systems on offer from industry stalwarts Panasonic Avionics and Thales.

Adds Zodiac in the Thomson Reuters release: "For both its linefit and retrofit aircraft Corsairfly also selected Zodiac Aerospace to provide seats (Sicma Aero Seats) and galleys (Sell)."

Zodiac has previously said SiT was specially developed to facilitate its integration on seats, and is 50% lighter and 50% less expensive than traditional IFE. Royal Jordanian is the launch customer for SiT.