in Aerospace

China Southern and Thales extend partnership

Posted 8 November 2018 · Add Comment

Thales and China Southern are extending their partnership with the airline selecting Thales' AVANT IFE for their fleet of B777s.


Courtesy Thales

China Southern Airlines operates the third largest fleet in the world, with the most developed route network and largest passenger capacity of any airline in the People's Republic of China (source IATA). The airline operates more than 2,000 flights per day flying to 224 destinations in more than 40 countries and regions.

The airline’s strategy has been focused on continuous improvement of passenger experience by deploying the most advanced inflight entertainment solutions on the market, and state of the art avionics in order to boost efficiency in an ever congested sky. To support their ambitions, the airline has relied on Thales leading IFE systems for their B777 fleet since 2012 and became the launch customer of AVANT IFE.

With the expansion of this partnership, confidence soars to new heights as China Southern chooses Thales to equip their new additions to their B777 fleet with the state-of-the-art AVANT IFE system.

Passengers will enjoy world class inflight entertainment with a wide selection of applications including interactive 3D maps, games and flight connection information. With a sleek, lightweight design and high definition displays, Thales AVANT IFE system provides an incredibly unique and engaging passenger experience.

Philippe Carette, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience said: “China Southern and Thales have shared a long-term relationship over the years. As the launch customers of AVANT, the airline was the first in the market to benefit from the technological advancement of the android based IFE. China Southern has trusted Thales as the inflight entertainment partner across their new B777 fleet. This award further demonstrates Thales commitment to support the airlines ambitions of providing their passengers the best inflight experience.”

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

UK doubles F-35 fleet with another 17

The UK is set to double its number of F-35 stealth jets after ordering 17 more aircraft, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

Schaeffler plans to reorganise its UK business

Due to a number of factors - including 'uncertainty surrounding Brexit' - the global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler AG, which is based in Herzogenaurach, Germany and employs over 92,000 people worldwide, proposes to

Marshall delivers first RBAF C-130J

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has delivered the first Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) C-130J aircraft.

Loganair launches new routes to Channel Islands from Bournemouth Airport

Two new seasonal routes from Bournemouth Airport to the Channel Islands have been unveiled for 2019.

Apprentices compete at WorldSkills UK Live

Five apprentices from BAE Systems are testing their skills at WorldSkills UK Live 15-17 November, the UK's largest event for vocational skills.

CIMON completes first tasks in space

The astronaut assistant, CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), developed and built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), has passed its first tests in space with flying colours.

ODU SK191217191218
See us at
Aviation Africa 2019SMINCW1210050218