Air India introduces the latest in-flight entertainment on the A350 flight – Republic World

Air India's newest In-flight Entertainment (IFE). Image:Air India

IFE disclosure: National carrier Air India on January 19 unveiled a massive library of content for its latest in-flight entertainment system (IFE), which aims to provide travelers with an immersive entertainment experience on long-haul flights.

The full suite of new IFE content offers over 2,200 hours of entertainment content across all formats and genres, including 1,000 hours of films, 600 hours of TV and 600 hours of audio, for today's discerning traveler.

The new IFE will be available on Air India's A350, the newly launched B777-200LR and a new widebody aircraft.

Air India's legacy widebody fleet, which is scheduled to undergo a complete interior refurbishment as part of a $400 million retrofit program starting in the second half of 2024, will then have this IFE with expanded content offering.

Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Air India, said: “As Air India enters a new era with the arrival of our A350 aircraft, our guests' entertainment experience also elevates.” This complete overhaul of our in-flight entertainment offering reflects dynamic change , which is underway at Air India.”

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IFE functions

From timeless classics like Sholay and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to contemporary Bollywood cinema like Kantara and Drishyam 2, Air India passengers can choose from a range of film genres, the company said.

Notably, customers have access to an exclusively programmed Air India Radio that takes you on a listening journey with insightful podcasts, including Cup O'tales (a special Air India edition on the history of cricket). World Cups), a music collection with 800 selections across all genres and over 60 curated playlists, it said.

The music collection includes all-time classic albums from pop, rock, dance, jazz and classic Bollywood.

For the young population group, the content was divided into the areas of preschool, children and young people.

Favorites like CoComelon, Blippi, Oddbods and Baby Shark are featured in these sections.

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Moving 3D map

Tata Group-owned airlines will introduce Arc™, a newly launched boarding pass experience from Panasonic Avionics Corporation, on board its A350 fleet, a company statement said.

Arc's Explore mode is a fully interactive experience built from the ground up that allows passengers to explore the world's geography, read curated city guides and zoom into street map views of select cities, it said.

Arc will also provide real-time flight data and universal time zones.

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The viewing experience onboard Air India's A350 aircraft consists of flexible, modular architecture, elegant design and cabin-wide Full HD 1080p monitors, it said.

Business Class guests can watch TV on a large 21-inch HD touchscreen, while Premium Economy and Economy guests can watch TV on 13.3-inch and 12-inch HD touchscreens, respectively.

In December, Air India received its first of 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, with five more scheduled for delivery by March 2024.