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Garuda Indonesia to fly with Thales AVANT In-flight Entertainment systems

Feb 06. 2018  At a ceremony held today at the Singapore Airshow, Thales and Garuda announced their partnership to equip 14 new Airbus A330neo with the AVANT IFE system featuring powerful new lightweight High Definition (HD) monitors. Business class passengers will also enjoy the Avii touchscreen handsets, the most advanced android-based smartphonelike controller in the sky.

The agreement is a first for Thales and Garuda Indonesia and paves the way for both industry leaders to collaborate and deliver ground-breaking innovations to the aviation sector. Passengers of Garuda Indonesia, the country’s flag carrier, can look forward to an all new and enhanced passenger experience with Thales AVANT IFE System on board the carrier’s 14 A330neo aircraft. Garuda’s choice of Thales’s IFE system will help drive the airline’s strategic positioning to attract more passengers as Indonesia expects to see a double-digit increase in passenger growth this year.

The new IFE system is based on an open Android platform, and will support multiple languages and host applications such as Interactive 3D Map, e-reader and more. The Avii handset, available for business class passengers, is a second-screen application platform that enables passengers to select, control and enhance their multimedia experience. Garuda Indonesia expects to take delivery of the A330neos in 2019.

Did you know about Thales in Indonesia?

Thales is supporting our customers’ growth ambitions in the Republic of Indonesia for close to 40 years in the areas of defence, aersopace, and space. With its main office located in Jakarta, Thales is providing various solutions for air traffic management and telecommunication satellites to its civil customers, while being a long-term provider of defence solutions to the Indonesian Air Force, Army and Navy.

Garuda Indonesia and Thales signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow.

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