JetBlue has selected Thales’s AVANT inflight entertainment system (IFE) as part of the onboard experience for its new fleet of 70 A220-300 aircraft – with delivery beginning in 2020. AVANT is Thales’s Android-based system equipped with high capacity servers, locally stored content, and integration with the onboard connectivity system.
Every seat on the A220 aircraft will feature 10-inch high definition (HD) screens with picture-in-picture functionality, custom connected applications, audio-and-video-on-demand, and personal device pairing. USB and AC power will also be available for every customer to keep their devices charged.
Thales and JetBlue began their partnership in 2000 when Thales was selected to launch live television to every seat on the airline’s A320 fleet. This long-standing relationship with the airline has supported the delivery of 253 single-aisle aircraft with Thales’s inflight entertainment and connectivity solutions.
“JetBlue has relied on Thales to be their inflight entertainment business partner for almost 20 years, and we are proud to continue building on this partnership with the airline’s first A220 fleet,” said Philippe Carette, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience. In 2000, Carette continues to explain that JetBlue set out to disrupt the industry as the first airline to offer live TV on every seatback, on every plane.