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Inflight Canada tops 200 iCACHE installs

4th January 2009 - 12:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Montreal-based Inflight Canada reports that it has just exceeded 200 implementations of its revolutionary iCACHE underfloor IFE installation scheme.

iCACHE is designed to increase serviceability and recover passenger legroom by shifting the IFE power supplies and electronics currently housed in underseat boxes to spacious, properly ventilated and protected wells beneath the aisle floor. 

The solution has been selected by Air Canada, American Airlines and Virgin America. To date Inflight Canada has implemented it in 35 Air Canada Airbus A319s, 41 A320s, ten A321s and 27 Boeing 767-300s, plus 58 American 767-300s and a total of 28 Virgin America A319s and A320s. In five of the Air Canada A320s the IFE on offer can be changed from overhead broadcast to full in-seat AVOD and power at the click of a switch.   

Inflight Canada passed the 200-installation mark just before Christmas, equipping two Boeing 737-800s belonging to a new, unnamed, customer with a version of iCACHE accommodating Rockwell Collins’ dPAVES overhead broadcast system.

Other iCACHE irons in the fire include a possible selection for Air Canada’s Boeing 777-200LRs and -300ERs. Economy class in these aircraft currently features a Boeing–designed underseat installation that deprives a significant number of passengers of a tolerable degree of legroom. The airline has invited Inflight Canada to pitch an iCACHE-based solution to the problem. 


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