Dubai-based Emirates Airline will equip its upcoming fleet of 150 Boeing 777X aircraft with Thales’ AVANT inflight entertainment (IFE) system, the two companies announced Oct. 25. Deliveries of the 777X aircraft are scheduled to begin in 2020. To support the project, Thales announced it will set up a maintenance and repair shop in Dubai, plus an innovation center at which Thales and Emirates engineers will brainstorm “future passenger engagement initiatives and programs ...

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