El Al Israel Airlines has revealed that it intends to installLufthansa Systems' BoardConnect wireless IFE system BoardConnect on 10 of its B737s and two of its B767 aircraft.
The award winning solution allows passengers access to on-demand audio and video and other content from their laptops, tablet PCs or smart-phones. Lufthansa Systems is unlike conventional in-flight entertainment systems for commercial aircraft, as it does not require any complicated wiring for each seat.
BoardConnect works with a regular WLAN and, depending on aircraft size, needs only two to five access points in the cabin to stream a broad variety of content to every passenger’s device.
The system can be used with iOS, Android, Windows 8 as well as conventional Windows or Apple devices.
Elyezer Shkedy, CEO of El Al, said: “El Al is one of the first airlines worldwide and the first airline that provides this service from Israel to Europe and vice versa, which offers sophisticated in-flight infotainment not only on wide-body aircraft, but on 737-class aircraft as well. This gives us a significant competitive advantage.”