Subscribe Free
in Technology

Gulf Air selects Thales AVANT In-Flight Entertainment system for fleet renewal programme

Posted 12 July 2016 · Add Comment

Gulf Air has selected Thales AVANT In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system for the airline's 39 new aircraft orders of B787-900, A320 NEO and A321 NEO.

The first B787-900 and A320 NEO deliveries are scheduled for 2018 and the A321 NEO delivery will start in 2020.

Maher Salman Al Musallam, Gulf Air chief executive officer, said: “We are delighted to introduce an enhanced product and service offering onboard Gulf Air's newest aircraft - further appealing to passengers across the globe. We are committed to ongoing investment in the Gulf Air offering, to elevate our passenger experience. With Thales AVANT IFE system passengers now have greater entertainment options onboard, ensuring their comfort."

Dominique Giannoni, CEO, Thales InFlyt Experience said: "Thales is very proud to have been selected by Gulf Air, a longstanding Middle East airline. We are honoured to support Bahrain's national carrier in their goal of excellence in passenger experience. This selection represents a major win for Thales in the region, reinforcing our presence within the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

Gulf Air recently announced restructured aircraft orders in January this year at the Bahrain International Airshow 2016, geared towards facilitating long-term expansion capabilities for the airline's future network requirement.

The orders comprise 45 aircraft in total, 39 of which will be equipped with the latest AVANT full high definition monitors, the most lightweight ever deployed. The business cabin will be equipped with the award winning Thales Touch Passenger Media Unit providing the opportunity to multi-task on a second screen.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Emirates anticipates high passenger traffic for spring holiday

Travel is expected to peak for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with visitors passing through Terminal 3 ahead of the spring holiday.

Boeing 737 MAX 7 completes successful first flight

Boeing's new 737 MAX 7 successfully completed its first flight today. The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test programme leading to certification and delivery in 2019.

IATA innovates dangerous goods handling

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an innovative new solution for the air cargo industry: Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck safety and improve efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods by air

Emirates set to close US$600 million Sukuk

Emirates has announce a successful execution of a US$600 million sukuk (Islamic finance issuance). The issuance received a good response from both local and international investors.

Snake on a plane! Fake news says EgyptAir

EgyptAir has denied a news release that has been posted by several news websites stating finding a cobra snake aboard its flight to Kuwait today.

Living in the city...on Mars

The United Arab Emirates has aspirations that are literally out of this world when it comes to its space industry. In fact, as Steve Nichols reports, it has its eyes firmly fixed on Earth’s nearest neighbour – Mars.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
Aviation Africa BT18418SOFEX BT2018BIAS BT271017161118AirportShow BT1502090518ArabianTravelMkBT250418MEBAA BT2018Global Aerospace BT2018Istanbul Airshow BT22018