ATR Signs Deal with Phitek to supply IFE Streaming

Standalone wireless system will allow operators to enhance passenger experience

 

Toulouse, September 27, 2017 – On the occasion of the APEX Expo 2017, ATR has signed a deal with aircraft cabin technology supplier Amphenol Phitek Ltd. which will provide operators with the option of a standalone wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system. This will allow passengers to further enjoy their on board experience by reading newspapers, downloading tourist guides, listening to music and watching films, series or other multimedia content on their personal electronic devices. Available from June 2018, this type of IFE will become an optional feature on all new ATRs as well as being easily retrofittable on existing aircraft.
 
This on board streaming will be delivered by a simple, flexible IFE box solution. Since no electrical or mechanical connections are necessary, this box can be installed or removed as required, on every type of aircraft model. Airlines can liaise with the supplier to determine the best possible streaming content and consider the associated revenue opportunities.
 
Chris van der Loo, Marketing Director of Phitek said: “We are delighted to supply ATR with our innovative Wi-Fi streaming products. This further enhances the flight experience on board the ATR aircraft. ATR’s position at the forefront of regional aviation demonstrates the superiority of their products and the importance they attach to remaining at the cutting-edge of aviation technology. The fact that they have chosen Phitek is further proof of the quality of our smarter cabin products and their success in creating the ultimate in-flight experience.”
 
Tom Anderson, ATR’s Senior Vice-President Programs & Support stated “ATR is constantly striving to improve the in-flight experience we offer to ATR operators and their passengers. This IFE streaming allows passengers more ways to enjoy their flight while providing operators with additional revenue potential.”
 
About Phitek:

Phitek is the world’s leading supplier of electronic innovations in noise cancellation, audio enhancement and other electronic touch points in the aircraft cabin. Phitek works closely with its customers to provide turnkey aircraft-certified hardware solutions that offer longevity and ease of serviceability and lowers lifetime operational costs. Phitek is based in Auckland, New Zealand, with representation in USA and the UK.
 
 

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About ATR

ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. In 2019 the company had a turnover of US$1.6 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open more than 100 new routes every year, burn up to 40% less fuel and emit up to 40% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.