Sichuan Airlines selects Thales CORE IFE for its future fleet of A350 aircraft to deliver on their promise for exceptional passenger experience. Entry into service is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.
Sichuan Airlines new A350’s will include a two-class cabin configuration equipped with 17″ displays in business class, 12″ displays in economy class and new state-of-the-art SELECT graphical user interface (GUI) featuring the latest user-experience technologies creating the most intuitive passenger experience ever while celebrating Sichuan Airlines’ brand. Passengers will enjoy the most current applications and vast selection of entertainment during their flight including a variety of television series, films, music, and games.
Thales’s CORE IFE system is based on the proven AVANT platform, benefiting Sichuan Airlines with a streamlined process for configuration and delivery at the most competitive cost of ownership. CORE is packaged with Thales support services.
Through this selection, Thales further expands its partnership with Sichuan Airlines. The airline’s current fleet of A350 is flying with the AVANT system and Thales is the preferred business partner in avionics – including Flight Management Systems for their A320/A330 aircraft as well as customer support and services.
“We are very honored to further strengthen our relationship with Sichuan Airlines, a long-term business partner with Thales for over 30 years. This award for CORE IFE demonstrates the airlines’ trust in Thales’s solution and our continuous commitment to meet the airlines’ demand to provide an exceptional inflight experience beyond expectation.” Jerome Bendell, Vice President of Thales North Asia and CEO of Thales in China