Friday, August 3, 2018

Vistara taps Bluebox for wireless IFE on A320s; eyes options for 787-9s

Neelam Mathews
Aug 1, 2018

In 2015, Indian operator Vistara tapped defense contractor – and then would-be inflight entertainment provider – BAE Systems to install its IntelliCabin wireless IFE solution on Airbus A320 aircraft. BAE said at the time that the offering would ultimately include fully integrated Samsung Galaxy Tabs for business class customers. But the program, as described by BAE, did not come to full fruition. Head Injury Criterion (HIC) testing proved an early stumbling block to the integrated tablet IFE idea, and as it transpired, tablets “were distributed post takeoff and retrieved by cabin crew prior to landing”, says Sanjiv more :

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