Lufthansa, Panasonic Team on Cabin Systems

 - June 1, 2011, 5:47 AM

Lufthansa Technik and Panasonic Avionics formed a 50-50 joint venture in executive/VIP cabin electronics, and the new company–IDair–made its trade-show debut last month at Ebace. The backbone of the IDair system is a combination of the Panasonic eX2 with components from Lufthansa Technik’s networked, integrated cabin equipment (Nice) system. Components will include digital distribution, high-definition media playback, iPod and iPhone controls, remote maintenance, high-speed connectivity, ipTV and media and game libraries, among others.