Connecting the business and pleasure of flying
Elevating efficiency everywhere along the journey
Avionics is perhaps one of the most complex industries – with countless moving parts, variables like fuel costs and weather that can’t be controlled, and a captive audience with increasingly high expectations.
To solve these real-world challenges, we’ve partnered with over 300 airlines and suppliers at numerous phases of air travel, enhancing life for millions of passengers and streamlining operations daily.
Innovation is in the air
Once upon a time, Inflight Entertainment (IFE) meant a screen on the back of a seat. But today, passengers want more than just basic entertainment – they want connectivity without constraints, including access to live TV, onboard integration with their own devices, and personalized inflight services.
To meet these needs and turn air travelers into happy campers, we’ve developed a platform that integrates an onboard network with passengers’ devices. By creating apps that integrate seamlessly with our open, Android-certified platform, airlines and third parties can create unique passenger experiences that shape the face of their brand and win customer loyalty in exciting new ways.
At the same time, airlines can improve the inflight experience by keeping passengers connected to their lives below – via email, text, mobile phone calls and social media – with solutions that offer connectivity during 99.6% of flight hours.
Heading off aviation maintenance issues
Naturally, every airline wants to reduce flight downtime. Using early detection data from our onboard tools, ground crews can execute repairs with less guesswork, and ensure needed parts are ready and waiting. What’s more, performance measurement tools provide insights into future reliability – for an individual aircraft, specific route or an entire fleet – enabling airlines to perform proactive maintenance.
Unparalleled global support
This is yet another area where our vast expertise and dedication to an industry truly pays off. We’ve created the largest line maintenance and repair network in the world for Inflight Entertainment and Communications (IFEC) with 68 locations worldwide. And it all runs on our innovative connectivity backbone, monitored 24/7 from our Mission Control Center.
Outsmarting the weather
The benefits of Panasonic technology extend to the cockpit, too. Informed by our airborne weather-sensing network – and its hyper-accurate forecasts – pilots and airlines can make more informed decisions. As a result, they can choose a safer flight path, reduce time in the air and decrease fuel consumption.
Together with our forward-thinking airline partners, we’re working continuously to make air travel safer, more enjoyable and more efficient.