Avionics and inflight systems company Thales said it won its recent deal with Singapore Airlines (SIA) to supply AVANT inflight entertainment (IFE) equipment partly as a result of its Asian development team. The contract, which was announced at the Singapore Airshow, was to supply SIA’s upcoming Airbus A350 XWBs with IFE and Ka-band connectivity on aircraft supplied from 2018. It will enable Thales to establish a foothold in what has traditionally been Panasonic-held ...

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