HNA subsidiary airlines are being equipped with Thales latest In-Flight Entertainment systems on their A330 and A350. Upgrades of the A330 began in late 2017 and the AVANT A350 is expected to enter service summer 2018. AVANT, Thales’s state-of-the-art Android IFE solution, will provide HNA Group Airlines’ passengers a highly customizable experience with a robust selection of features and applications. The new fleet will be equipped with the latest AVANT full high-definition monitors, the most lightweight ever deployed, featuring the Avii Touch Passenger Media Unit. Avii provides intuitive navigation, full Android smartphone look and feel, and acts as a second entertainment screen. Integration of Ka-band connectivity to the AVANT IFE system will provide a fully connected premium passenger experience.
Thales FlytCARE, the nose-to-tail maintenance of in-flight technology ensuring the highest levels of performance, already provided on current HNA Group Airline fleet, will be expanded to these new AVANT A330 and A350 aircraft. The dedicated Aircraft Technical Services team, will support system reliability for the enhancement of passenger experience.
HNA group manages several subsidiary airlines, including Hainan airlines, Capital Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Lucky Air and West Air. In 2017, Hainan Airlines was honored as Top 10 Airlines by SKYTRAX, a global research firm and provider of professional aviation evaluation services with a focus on airline and airport services. The subsidiary airlines of HNA group already have a combined fleet of over 50 A330 aircraft flying with Thales IFE systems.
Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and build electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defense, transportation, and security industries. It is the tenth largest defense contractor in the world, with 55% of its total sales military.
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