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Topic # 123347 4-Jul-2013 11:16
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The airline Norwegian starts flying a new Boing 787 Dreamliner with Panasonic Avionics entertainment systems this thursday the 4th of july.

It is a world premier of a system based on Android that allows passengers to order food and drinks delivered to their seat, play games, select movies from the entertainment system, follow instruments and a 3D map, look out through cameras mounted on the sides of the plane and much more.

All done with Android 10" touch screens on the Panasonic system.

At launch the system will not have internet, but that will become available in the planes later. (Norwegian have other planes today with internet via Wifi onboard).

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  Reply # 849185 4-Jul-2013 11:41
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I wish there were more (Ie. not cheap and poor quality chinese) Android in car audio systems available.

Android as a platform is perfect for all this kind of stuff.

With the Panasonic IFE, hopefully using Android will make it more stable that their current implementation. Some of the Air NZ planes with the new Panasonic IFE (That allows food and drinking ordering etc) have had a lot of problems.

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  Reply # 849195 4-Jul-2013 12:11
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We've all probably thought about this many times, so it's cool to see it finally happen.

A move that could also potentially see some great applications developed for the system by the existing app industry?

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  Reply # 849240 4-Jul-2013 13:26
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Idea for new app - a 'help fly the plane' app!!

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  Reply # 849254 4-Jul-2013 13:40
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Qantas have just retrofitted 15 of their 20 767s with new leather seats and a new IFE with full Iphone stream capability too.

Funny, cause they are about to scrap 5 of them due to EOL, and the others are due over the next 2 years as they are bump-replaced

Jetstar 787 (on the final line now) -> replace Jetstar A330 -> Become Qantas A330 -> Qantas 767 scrap scrap

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