Singapore Airlines is recognised for its high standards of service and cabin experience. As a visionary of connected IFE solutions, Singapore Airlines constantly seeks to renew and maintain its image for quality and passenger comfort by providing an in-flight experience that exceeds passenger expectations.
Thales, with its AVANT Android-based system, offers a flexible architecture that responds to these needs. Through its innovative User Application portal, Thales will assist Singapore Airlines to constantly introduce the newest and most sought after apps present in the consumer market, to its passengers.
The integration of Ka-band connectivity to the in-flight system, using the fastest airborne Internet speeds, will open up the world to the passenger. Delivery of the system will begin in 2018.
The fleet will be equipped with Thales’ latest AVANT monitors, the most lightweight ever deployed, featuring full high-definition video and integrating Avii, the newest evolution of the award-winning Thales Touch Passenger Media Unit, in the premium cabins. Avii provides intuitive navigation, full Android smartphone look and feel, and acts as a second screen which greatly enhances the cabin experience for premium passengers.
Passengers will have access to a wide selection of connected applications, seamless personal device integration allowing a home experience in the air, high power USB charging and NFC technology.
With strong roots in the Singapore market and over four decades in the region, Thales has developed an impressive local presence with more than 1 000 people, innovation capability and business partnerships across the region.
Thales will provide Singapore Airlines with line operation services to ensure the highest level of performance of the IFE system. The local repair hub near Changi airport offers the capability to fully support Singapore Airlines by maintaining aircraft equipment while maximising efficiency.