Indian start-up carrier Vistara is the launch customer for BAE Systems’ new IntelliCabin in-flight entertainment system.
The airline, a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Group, will install the system across all three cabin classes in its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
IntelliCabin provides wireless streaming of preloaded IFE content to passengers’ own personal electronic devices. Vistara’s business-class passengers will be able to access the system using customised Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets provided to them by the airline.
The system, which includes movies, television shows, magazines and games, is expected to go live in six months’ time. Until then, BAE Systems is providing Vistara’s business-class passengers on flights with a sector length of over 2h with an interim solution in the form of customised Galaxy tablets containing selected pre-loaded content.
“BAE Systems’ IntelliCabin IFE system offers the latest technological innovations, which include the potential for live TV and full wi-fi on board,” says Vistara chief executive Phee Teik Yeoh.
The tablet-driven IFE system is one part of BAE Systems’ IntelliCabin integrated cabin management system, which also includes in-seat power, LED lighting and dimmable windows, all managed via a centralised attendant control panel or a crew hand-held device.
Source: Flight Daily News