wifi_ife & tv
- Design and manufacture and installation
Frank Rogozienski / CAPA Pictures / Safran
Music, films, games, Wi-Fi... In a context of growth in air transport, the In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) offered by airlines has become a major competitive advantage. Safran is responding to this demand with innovative and differentiating in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions.
The Group has developed leading positions by focusing on « Seat Centric » technology: unlike conventional systems based on central storage and routers, all information is stored in each seat's IFE system. As a result, the IFE system is more reliable, less expensive to buy and maintain, and offers a user experience underpinned by HD screens and a reliable interface that is welcomed by passengers.
In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. In 1936, the airship Hindenburg offered passengers a piano, lounge, dining room, smoking room, and bar during the 2 1/2-day flight between Europe and America. After the Second World War, IFE was delivered in the form of food and drink services, along with an occasional projector movie during lengthy flights. In 1985 the first personal audio player was offered to passengers, along with noise cancelling headphones in 1989. During the 1990s, the demand for better IFE was a major factor in the design of aircraft cabins. Before then, the most a passenger could expect was a movie projected on a screen at the front of a cabin, which could be heard via a headphone socket at his or her seat. Now, in most aircraft