Part of Turkish Airlines' narrowbody fleet is to be equipped with an in-flight entertainment system jointly developed by the Star Alliance carrier, its maintenance division and Havelsan.

Turkish says that 44 single-aisle aircraft will "initially" be fitted with the wi-fi-based system, which streams content to passengers' personal devices.

Without specifying their types, the carrier says the aircraft in question are not fitted with in-service IFE systems featuring seatback screens.

Following installations of the new system, the proportion of IFE-equipped aircraft in Turkish's fleet will stand at 95%.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the airline's passenger fleet includes 89 Airbus A320s, 53 A330s, four A340s, 81 Boeing 737NGs and 35 777s.

The new IFE system is the first to have been developed in Turkey, says the flag carrier.

Its chairman Ilker Aycı states that it is is "proud to be the first user of this national production wireless in-flight entertainment system", adding: "We believe that these kind of steps have great importance for the development of Turkish civil aviation."