2015-04-16 15:25

Lufthansa Technik will be showing off its integrated system solutions at the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany

Lufthansa Technik has partnered with Qantas Airways and Zim Flugsitz to develop a wireless IFE concept that will enable tablet computers to be securely fixed to the back of the seat.

The solution enables devices such as Apple iPads to be fitted to the back of a seat inside a secure holder, so passengers can wirelessly access the IFE during all stages of flight.

Lufthansa Technik has been working with seat manufacturer Zim to integrate the device holder into the back of its seats.

Qantas, which distributes iPads to passengers to access its IFE content, plans to install the tablet device holders in the business class cabins of its Boeing 717s. This will eliminate the need for passengers to hold their devices during taxi, take-off and landing. "In view of the fact that innovation cycles in IFE are growing ever shorter, our solution offers airlines enormous benefits: it is less expensive and easier to maintain than a built-in seat back monitor, and at the same time, airlines can always offer their passengers state-of-the-art technology," says Lufthansa Technik project manager Franziska Voerner.

Source: Flightglobal

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