Zodiac Aerospace delivers 1st linefit RAVE centric IFE on Airbus A330
APEX EXPO, Portland, Oregon, September 29 2015 – Zodiac Inflight Innovations' RAVE™ Centric IFE, linefit option was delivered for the first time on an Airbus A330 aircraft in September 2015. Several airlines have already specified the system. In addition, it is currently being assessed as a linefit option on the A320 family.
RAVE™ Centric IFE is flying on over 200 aircraft on airlines in every major region around the world. "Clearly it's great news that Airbus is supporting our innovative approach to IFE by making RAVE linefit offerable," said Larry Girard, Executive Vice President at Zodiac Inflight Innovations. "But what's more important is that airlines now have a lighter and less costly alternative to traditional IFE. We have taken a fresh approach to the design of embedded IFE that takes advantage of the latest mobile and display technologies; and besides passengers – love it".
"The fact that so many airlines have already ordered RAVE™ Centric IFE for their brand new aircraft shows just how much they like the product, and our approach." RAVE™ Centric IFE is an embedded modular inflight entertainment system. It provides airlines with a wide range of choices for different cabins including wireless 2nd screen, display size, customizable peripherals, integrated USB charging and all of the latest features including harmonization with airline mobile applications. What makes RAVE unique is the seat centric architecture where each seat is independent, so a failure in one seat will not impact another. More importantly, the patented dockable seat display means the crew can quickly replace a failed seat display during the flight.
"RAVE provides a premium IFE experience without the premium price," continued Girard. "RAVE™ Centric IFE provides passengers with app-based browsing for on-demand movies, TV shows, music, radio, moving map and many more features too numerous to list. Our stated goal is in our name, RAVE: Reliable, Affordable and Very Easy. At Zodiac Inflight Innovations we strive to produce products that make our customers and their passengers smile, and now that RAVE™ is a catalogue option on Airbus aircraft, we fully anticipate more and more airlines will be joining our RAVE family." concluded Girard.
RAVE™ Centric IFE's lightweight design and low power requirements greatly reduce airlines' fuel costs, allowing Zodiac Inflight Innovations to maintain a price tag that all airlines can celebrate.