International airline Emirates has upgraded the hardware on its new Boeing 777 fleet to include bigger, wider and digitally-enhanced screens for its in-flight entertainment system, ‘ice’ (information, communication and entertainment).
First Class passengers can now enjoy a 27in (68.6cm) display and Business Class have 20in (50.8cm) screens. Economy Class passengers will benefit from a 12.1in (30.7cm) display – up from the previous 10.9in (27.7cm) – making it the biggest Economy screen in the world, according to the carrier.
The new screens feature high-definition resolution, developed by Panasonic Avionics Corporation.
The hardware complements Emirates’ recently-launched enhanced Graphical User Interface (GUI), developed by the airline with Panasonic, which is designed to make content and system features easier to navigate. ice Digital Widescreen offers passengers over 1,300 channels of entertainment, including more than 300 movies, hundreds of television choices and thousands of music tracks.
The enhanced screens and GUI will be introduced on all new Boeing 777s and, over the next year, will be installed on the carrier’s A380 aircraft.
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