Even though the Honolulu-based carrier’s 767s are being replaced by new flagship A330 widebodies – which feature Panasonic Avionics’ eX2 inflight entertainment system – Hawaiian still intends to operate six to eight of the older Boeing jets until 2020. Presently the carrier’s 767s feature overhead video screens and portable IFE units supplied by digEcor.
Asked if Hawaiian will continue offering the portable players, company VP planning and revenue management Andrew Watterson tells the APEX editor’s blog that the carrier has “teams evaluating right now what we should have for the 767s”.
Hawaiian inked a four-year deal with digEcor in February 2010 to replace digEplayer 5500 handheld devices with newer digEplayers XLPs.
Meanwhile, digEcor has been bolstering its portfolio, including adding a wireless streaming product and its Glide embedded IFE product.