Singapore Airlines will equip its mid-haul Airbus A350s with Thales’ AVANT inflight entertainment (IFE) and Ka-band connectivity from when the aircraft enters service with the airline in 2018. Announcing the deal at the Singapore Airshow this week, Thales chairman and CEO Patrice Caine described it as a “very strategic contract,” however he declined to comment on the value or scope of the agreement. “This is a very important announcement for us because of the ...

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