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Oman Air Inks Contract With Thales At Paris Air Show

Date: 17 June 2015

Oman Air expands fleet with 25 Aircraft, B737, B787 and A330s flying with Thales AVANT System

Oman Air has announced that it has selected the Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system for its fleet expansion. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman selected the AVANT Android system, enabling a fully customizable passenger experience for Oman Air.

Oman Air Inks Contract With Thales At Paris Air Show

The announcement was made on the first day of the Paris Air Show, Monday 15th June. It covers a total order of 25 aircraft: sixteen (16) B737s, three (3) A330s, and six (6) B787s. These include the latest additions to Oman Air's fleet, as well as the airline's forthcoming B787 Dreamliners, enhancing both its narrow-body and wide-body capacity.

The technology that Oman Air has selected will feature the state-of-the-art AVANT Android system and Thales' award-winning Touch PMU handset. As a result, passengers will have access to a wide selection of on-demand entertainment delivered through a passenger experience interface developed specifically with Oman Air.

Oman Air Inks Contract With Thales At Paris Air Show

Engineer Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Chief Officer Management Affairs, Oman Air said:

"Oman Air is very happy with the Thales Inflight systems offered in our aircraft. Their innovative graphical user interface enables business and economy passengers to control the same impressive list of entertaining and informative features.

"Oman Air is currently undergoing an expansion programme that will see us operate 70 aircraft by 2020. As our fleet grows, we remain committed to ensuring the highest standards of passenger experience. The inflight entertainment systems we deploy are a key part of that experience and we have already received very positive customer feedback.

"Thales' systems and services therefore match well with what we want for our passengers and operations. We found them to be the right company to work with and the whole team at Thales truly supports our vision."

Thales is a global technology leader for the aerospace, space, defence, security and transportation markets. 750,000 passengers per day across 75 partner airlines use Thales InFlyt Experience systems, making the company one of the most successful developers of in-flight entertainment systems in the world.

Dominique Giannoni, Chief Executive Officer, Thales InFlyt Experience said:

"We are pleased that Oman Air selected our Android Avant system for their fleet of B787s, B737s and A330s. Oman Air is undertaking significant expansion of their fleet. Their choice of equipping their newest planes with the latest generation AVANT is a testament to our long lasting partnership in delivering a premier passenger experience."

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