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Thales AVANT will fly on Kuwait Airways’ new A330-200

posted on Jun 15, 2015

 

On the first day of the Paris Air Show, Thales announces Kuwait Airways’ newest fleet of A330-200, line fit with the AVANT in-flight entertainment system.

 

 

The program is part of a total order of five A330-200. This represents the newest wide body fleet being delivered to Kuwait Airways over the past 18 years. Passengers onboard the airline’s newest A330 will have access to a wide selection of on-demand entertainment and the latest generation of applications on the market including the Thales acclaimed 3D Maps. In Premium Class, Kuwait Airways selected the 15.4 inch video monitor to compliment the award winning Touch PMU handsets. In Economy Class, 10.6 inch video monitors are available at each seat.

AVANT, our state-of-the-art Android system features a highly customizable passenger experience. It has been selected by 19 airlines; more than 130 aircraft are flying with the AVANT system with total orders exceeding 500 aircraft. The system is offerable on all new generation Boeing and Airbus platforms.

750,000 passengers per day across 75 partner airlines use Thales InFlyt Experience systems, making Thales one of the most successful developers of in-flight entertainment systems in the world. 

Key points

·     Kuwait Airways selects AVANT on new A330-200 fleet.

·     This is the newest wide body aircraft introduced by the airline over the past 18 years.

·     AVANT has now been selected across 19 airlines on more than 130 aircraft with total orders over 500.

 

"We are pleased that Kuwait Airways selected our Android Avant system for their new A330 fleet. Kuwait Airways is undertaking significant investments to modernize and develop their fleet and their choice of equipping their newest planes with the latest generation AVANT signals their commitment to their passenger’s cabin experience."

Dominique Giannoni

VP and CEO, Thales InFlyt experience

 

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

 

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Thales, Media Relations

Civil Aerospace

Giaime Porcu

+33 (0)1 57 77 92 18

giaime.porcu@thalesgroup.com

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