Oman Air inks pact with Thales for inflight entertainment system

Business Reporter –
MUSCAT, NOV 22 –
National carrier Oman Air signed an agreement with global technology leader Thales on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow, to equip its B737 MAX fleet for developing its inflight entertainment systems.
As one of the respected airlines of the region with a focus on service excellence and the promise of the highest standards for passenger experience, Oman Air relies on Thales’ advanced state-of-the-art AVANT IFE System to equip its B737 MAX fleet. This new aircraft will enter into service on January 2018.
Oman Air and Thales share more than a decade long relationship. During that time, the two companies have worked together to fulfil their promise to the passengers by developing best in class in-flight entertainment systems for the entire fleet of A330s, B737s, B787s and E-175s.
Oman Air’s B737 MAX business class passengers will enjoy the largest screens provided on a single aisle aircraft. Thales’s unique passenger interface will enable business and economy passengers to access an impressive list of entertainment and informative features.
AVANT is an open, Android-based platform, equipped with high capacity servers, featuring lightweight and full high definition monitors for incredible viewing angles. The system uses a modern industrial design and offers a customisable passenger experience with the latest applications available on the consumer market. The innovative AVANT infrastructure enables a diverse range of configurations and cutting edge entertainment that will enhance Oman Air’s passenger experiences wherever they fly.
Eng Abdulaziz al Raisi, Acting CEO, Oman Air said: “Guest experience has always been a priority for us, and today Oman Air extends its decade trust in Thales for its newest B737 MAX fleet with one priority in mind: delivering a memorable guest experience with the best in-flight entertainment. The innovative AVANT infrastructure enables a diverse range of configurations and cutting edge entertainment that will enhance Oman Air’s guest experiences wherever they fly. We are very pleased with the choice of Thales In-flight system that match well with our operations.”
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016.