Singapore Airlines (SIA) intends to have audio- and video-on-demand (A/VOD) service available on all of its long-haul flights by the end of next year. The airline's A/VOD service, dubbed Wisemen, was introduced in the first and business class cabins on a Boeing 747-400 last month. Wisemen, which runs off Matsushita System2000E hardware, allows passengers to start, stop, fast-forward and rewind audio and video entertainment. Wisemen was introduced on trial in September 1997, but was withdrawn late last year for hardware/software upgrades following problems with reliability.

Source: Flight International