Montreal-based leisure carrier Air Transat has chosen a USB charging system from Inflight Canada for its 40-strong fleet of Airbus A321s and Boeing 737-800s.

Inflight's FAST system offers a choice of USB-A (2.1A) or USB-C (3A) outlets mounted below each seat. The company promises quick, low-cost installation with a standard supplemental type certificate (STC) applicable to all 9G and 16G seat types.

The FAST system does not need seat power boxes so there is no intrusion into passenger space, giving a "clean cabin" look, says Inflight, which is exhibiting at AIX 2019.

Inflight is also installing the FAST system on more than 90 A320-family aircraft of a legacy European carrier, having recently completed the final prototype on that carrier's fleet.

In partnership with Collins Aerospace, Inflight will also add Japan Airlines to the list of carriers using the FAST system. Following the prototype installation in May, more than 70 further installations will begin.

Meanwhile, using its "Off-Seat" PED Power Installation method, the company has completed a prototype aircraft installation on an A320 of a major US legacy carrier. Installation across the rest of the fleet will continue throughout 2019.

Finally, EuroAtlantic Airways has selected and completed the installation of the Inflight Canada PSS+P system into another of its 767-300s.

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Source: Flight Daily News