Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment adds joy to SriLankan’s first A330-300

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  • National carrier becomes first to take delivery of global technology leader’s latest generation system
    Thales last week announced that SriLankan Airlines’ new A330-300 will be equipped with the Thales AVANT system. With this milestone, SriLankan Airlines becomes the first to take delivery of Thales’s latest generation system for the Airbus A330. The first delivery inaugural commercial flight is expected early November. The airline’s class cabin, business and economy, offers passengers the best cabin services including large interactive displays, in-seat power, USB connection for mobile devices, and for business class, the award-winning Touch Passenger Media Unit for a second screen experience. “Our new A330 aircraft is aligned every way to suit the needs of the modern-day traveller. At SriLankan Airlines we have carefully designed this full featured aircraft for a greater customer experience. We are very pleased to have on-board the latest Thales AVANT In-Flight Entertainment,” said SriLankan Airlines Chief Executive Officer Kapila Chandrasena. The program covers six line-fit A330 aircraft with deliveries between Q4 2014-Q4 2015. New functionalities SriLankan Airlines will introduce include: Audio and Video on Demand at every seat; 3D Map applications for flight information; Multi-Language including: Sinhala and Tamil; Route Specific Programming; Landscape Camera and a wide variety of games. Thales is a global technology leader in the aerospace, transportation and defence and security markets. In 2012, the company generated revenues of Euro 14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.