15 JULY 2013


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Article from BTNews 15 JULY 2013

Panasonic and Norwegian

Norwegian and Panasonic Avionics Corporation have joined forces to develop the first ever Android-powered in-flight entertainment system.  Norwegian’s passengers will be able to use select Android apps that are pre-loaded onto the system, providing an in-flight experience similar to the on-the-ground experience travellers have become accustomed to with their personal devices.

Norwegian’s Android-powered in-flight entertainment system is a result of an 18-month joint development between Norwegian and Panasonic Avionics.  Android interactive allows passengers to navigate and select movies, music, and Android games, as well as purchase snacks and drinks, just as they would on their personal device, directly from a touch screen installed in the seats.

To date Norwegian has taken delivery of a single Dreamliner with a second due imminently and a third in November.  The single aircraft is presently used on services to New York and Bangkok with a two-class 32-passenger seat layout Premium Class 2+3+2 with semi-flat seats, and 257 Economy 3+3+3. www.norwegian.com

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