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Thales boards China Southern A330s

16th January 2009 - 15:35 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Thales is to supply its TopSeries audio/video-on-demand IFE system for installation in ten Airbus A330s operated by China Southern Airlines. First delivery is scheduled for March next year.

Irvine, California-based Thales says that the commitment from China Southern means that it has now placed TopSeries with all of China’s leading carriers. The China Southern equipment will be supported from a Thales main service centre in Beijing. Supplier and airline are currently negotiating technical support and content management programmes.

China Southern’s selection of TopSeries comes as a surprise to industry observers. The carrier has specified Panasonic’s eX2 for the five Airbus A380s that it has on order (Inflight Online, December 3, 2008) and for ten Boeing 787s.

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