Hawaiian Airlines examines IFE options for its Boeing 767s

April 29, 2013


Hawaiian tail AirTeamImages Hawaiian Airlines examines IFE options for its Boeing 767s PHOENIX: Hawaiian Airlines has undertaken a study to determine what inflight entertainment solution it will offer on its ageing Boeing 767 widebodies.

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.

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About Lori Ranson

Lori Ranson has spent more than a decade covering the commercial aviation industry, specialising in the North American market. Previously she was Americas Air Transport Editor for Flightglobal and currently is a Senior Analyst at the Centre For Aviation and a freelance journalist. Her coverage has touched on all aspects of commercial aviation, including marketing and distribution, network development, safety, maintenance, repair and overhaul, aircraft programmes, alliances, regulatory developments and finance.

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