HNA Group orders Thales AVANT IFE
HNA Group has selected Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems for 42 new A330 and 17 A350 XWBs.
Thales will equip the subsidiary airlines of HNA Group with its AVANT In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system on its fleet of 42 wide-body A330 and 17 A350 XWB aircraft. The first AVANT A330 aircraft entered into service in late 2017 and the first AVANT A350 aircraft is expected to enter into service in the 3rd Quarter of 2018.
HNA subsidiary airlines — which include Hainan airlines, Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Lucky Air and West Air — already operate a combined fleet of over 50 A330s equipped with Thales IFE systems. Thales is investing resources in the region to further enhance the integration of software and media capabilities.
The new fleet will be equipped with the latest AVANT lightweight full high-definition monitors, featuring the Avii Touch Passenger Media Unit and integrated Ka-band connectivity.
Thales FlytCARE, already provided on current HNA Group Airline fleet, will be expanded to these new aircraft. The dedicated Aircraft Technical Services team, will support system reliability for the enhancement of passenger experience.