Matsushita Avionics Systems becomes Panasonic Avionics

 - January 31, 2007, 5:24 AM

Japanese manufacturing giant Matsushita, the company behind the Panasonic brand, announced a name change for its cabin electronics division effective April 1. Matsushita Avionics Systems becomes Panasonic Avionics, according to the company, which said it made the swap because of the strong brand recognition of Panasonic throughout the world. The company’s cabin systems are flying today on airplanes in service with nearly every major airline in the world as well as aboard many business jets. Most recently Airbus selected the eX2 cabin entertainment system as an option on the 555-passenger A380.