Aug 31, 2017: Thales and Japan Airlines celebrated the entry into service of the Boeing 787-9 newly configured aircraft equipped with AVANT In-Flight Entertainment system. The new JAL Sky Suite 787-9 cabin on the airline’s Tokyo Narita to Kuala Lumpur route marked its debut this summer.
Japan Airlines is the first Asian airline to choose AVANT on the Boeing 787 series. AVANT offers a state-of-the-art Android-based IFE solution with customisable passenger experience and a broad selection of features and applications.
The Boeing 787-9 aircraft, equipped with AVANT, utilises the most recent Magic VI system which includes Audio and Video On Demand (AVOD), games and applications customised to JAL – On-Boarding Shopping, Meal Order and Sky Manga, eBook application. Besides, Magic VI provides in total 300 movies, videos and music programmes for passengers. The newly configured aircraft has 52 business class, 35 premium economy class and 116 economy class seats.
“Japan Airlines and Thales have developed a close partnership based on mutual respect and trust for one another. With the advanced technology of our IFE systems onboard the newly configured JAL B787-9 Dreamliner passengers will enjoy an engaging and memorable travel experience.”
Dominique Giannoni, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience Japan Airlines also operates Thales IFE systems on their Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 aircraft, flying across domestic and international routes.