Royal Jordanian ups in-flight communication

The airline selected Thales' in-flight entertainment and connectivity system for its Boeing 787s.
Royal Jordanian is revamping its IFE.
Royal Jordanian is revamping its IFE.

Royal Jordanian selected Thales to install the TopSeries AVANT system and TopConnect cabin communications network on 11 new Boeing 787 aircraft. Entry into service is scheduled for the third quarter of 2014.

The oneworld carrier is the launch customer to select the TopSeries AVANT system for the B787 aircraft. The system incorporates high definition video, solid state hard drives and faster processors. The cabin communications network supports broadband capabilities for GSM, Wi-Fi Internet and integrated in-flight entertainment applications. The TopConnect solution integrates OnAir as the communications service provider.

“Introducing the B787 to the fleet is a major part of the RJ fleet modernization," said Royal Jordanian President/CEO Amer Hadidi. "They will significantly enable RJ to broaden its long-haul network; this has led RJ to invest in the entertainment services offered to passenger on board. Through our proud partnership with Thales, our passengers will experience an advanced IFE system along with superior comfort as they fly with Royal Jordanian.”

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