Dubai Airshow 2023: Ethiopian equips A350s with Thales’ AVANT Up system

Ethiopian Airlines Group has selected AVANT Up inflight entertainment solution for its upcoming aircraft Airbus A350-1000.

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Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said: “As we endeavour to maintain our position as Africa’s number one and among the leading global airlines, we know one of the key success factors is giving our passengers the best possible onboard experience. We are delighted to introduce the AVANT Up in-flight entertainment solution for our upcoming Airbus A350-1000 aircraft where passengers will enjoy the finest immersive and cinematic experience. The system provides several unique features ​ enabling ​ passengers to be entertained throughout the flight and arrive at their destination relaxed.” ​

Thales’ AVANT Up features new OPTIQ 4k QLED HDR displays. It includes two Bluetooth connections and built-in Wi-Fi, allowing passengers to pair multiple devices. OPTIQ is designed with in-screen USB-A and USB-C charging ports giving passengers up to 70 watts to charge their ear pods, phones, tablets or laptops during the flight.