Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Qantas to trial iPad for in flight entertainment

Qantas is to begin a trial next month which will see passengers use iPads as a source for their in flight entertainment. The move will see passengers on board one Boeing 767-300 use wireless technology as an alternative to the standard TV in the rear of the seat in front.

Alison Webster of Qantas said: “We see this as potentially being a breakthrough capability to be able to give more choice and more flexibility to customers’ in-flight entertainment.”

The Qantas iPad's will be loaded with the airline's own Q Streaming app which has been developed to offer the entire in flight library which is currently available on the airlines super jumbo A380.

Qantas also believe that iPad's could become commonplace on board planes and that plane seats could be made without built in technology which would save weight and fuel costs in the long run.

Interesting stuff!

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