Panasonic Avionics has supplied its over-head digital multiplexed passenger entertainment system (DMPES) for retrofit to Mexicana Airlines' single-aisle fleet, the company confirmed today at the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Palm Springs, California.

Mexicana has installed the DMPES in-flight entertainment (IFEC) system on 39 Airbus A318, A319 and A320 aircraft, says the manufacturer in a statement.

Business class passengers on Mexicana's single-aisle aircraft are offered Panasonic's personal media player (PMP) portable devices, which are preloaded with hours of rentable content for on-demand playback.

Mexicana has also taken delivery of two A330s equipped with Panasonic's eX2 in-seat platform.

"Panasonic is extending its relationship with Mexicana Airlines by providing system configuration options so it can offer business and economy class differentiation," says Panasonic Avionics CEO Paul Margis.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news