UK-based charter and sub-charter specialist Titan Airways has begun equipping a selection of its growing narrow-body fleet with an IFE streaming platform provided by Media inMotion (MiM). Titan’s newest A320-200 was equipped at the end of April 2015. Installations are to continue with two additional A320-200 aircraft and two Boeing 757-200s in the coming months. The aircraft are used for both executive and commercial charters and leasing.
On each of the A320-200 and Boeing 757-200 aircraft to be equipped with the MiM platform, passengers will have access to digital content including Hollywood films, network TV series, newspapers, magazines and music. The content will be streamed wirelessly from an onboard server to their smartphones, tablets and other wi-fi-enabled PEDs. There will be five wireless access points (WAPs) per aircraft.
“This solution just seemed to tick all the boxes for us,” said Alastair Willson, assistant director at Titan Airway. “MiM are already working with another UK airline, so we were able to actually touch and feel the product. It has been tried and tested, which for us is really important. We had a lot of trust in this team to deliver on what they promised, and so far they have done just that.”
“All of our A320s are under 10 years of age and the 757s are some of the youngest in the world,” said Willson. “We believe that in a short time this type of digital IFE offering will become a necessity in this highly competitive business. We wanted something flexible and future-proof and we think we’ve got that with the MiM system.”
The platform’s GUI has been configured to reflect Titan’s branding, but that can be changed based on the charter customer’s requirements. “The partnership allows us to highly customize the passenger experience to suit the varied missions the aircraft are used for,” said Martin Cunnison, CEO of MiM. “At the touch of a button, crew can change the entire user interface and content line-up to match the audience – whether the aircraft is flying in the easyJet or Jet2 colors or under private charter for Manchester United or Audi. We are thrilled to be selected by Titan Airways to be their fully outsourced wireless IFE partner for the next five years.”
MiM says its portable wireless IFE solution can be deployed without STC.
May 29, 2015