Panasonic Avionics Corporation Unveils Largest Ever Economy Class Seatback Display
HAMBURG, Germany, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the world leader in in-flight
entertainment and communications (IFEC), today unveiled a conceptual 14-inch monitor for
Economy Class seats integrated into a Quantum Seat designed by Encore Aerospace.
This integrated seat demonstration, which is on display in Hamburg, Germany at
Aircraft Interiors Expo in in Panasonic’s booth #6C20, was developed in six months through
close collaboration between Panasonic and Encore Aerospace.
From the outset, Panasonic’s vision was to deliver a solution that featured the
largest monitor ever to debut in Economy Class. The company helped drive a thinner bezel
design and a new concept for downward collapsible arm rests that helped accommodate the
display. It also contributed to new space provisioning and harness channels designs. The
result was the largest size screen ever available for the Economy Class cabin.
Paul Margis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation
commented, “Since the debut of project Fusion in 2009, we have engaged in dozens of
integrated seat programs with our latest generation IFEC solutions. Working with Encore
Aerospace, we were able to apply the experience we’ve gained and create a solution that
delivers an even more incredible entertainment experience while actually increasing
The Quantum Seat was designed to decrease weight for less fuel burn and to maximize
living space for passengers. It has a thin design that includes a carbon fibre seatback
and pan, a retractable arm, and a hidden raceway that simplifies the installation and
maintenance of wire harnesses. The monitor shroud is designed to integrate a wide range of
Panasonic monitors in sizes ranging from 9 to 14 inches.
The Quantum Seat will be on display during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg,
About Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of in-flight
entertainment and communication systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions, supported
by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling airlines to
deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices,
resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market
and lower overall costs.
Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a
subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American
subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over
3,100 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide, it serves over 200 customers
worldwide and provides IFEC systems on over 3,700 aircraft. For additional information,
please visit http://www.panasonic.aero.
Press Contacts Brian Bardwell Panasonic Avionics Corporation Tel: +1-949-462-1742 E-Mail: Brian.Bardwell@panasonic.aero Steve Double Tel: +44(0)7917-067580 E-Mail: email@example.com Charlie Hampton Tel: +44(0)7884-187297 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Emma Ballantine Dykes Tel: +44(0)7768-293525 E-Mail: email@example.com
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