Amman, Royal Jordanian (RJ) selected Thales, an in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system integrator, to install the advanced TopSeries AVANT® system and TopConnect cabin communications network on RJ’s eleven new Boeing 787 aircraft scheduled for entry into service during the third quarter of 2014.

 
Royal Jordanian is the launch customer for the TopSeries AVANT system for the B787 aircraft. The TopSeries AVANT system incorporates high definition video, solid state hard drives and faster processors. 
 
For connectivity, the Thales cabin communications network supports swift broadband capabilities for GSM, Wi-Fi Internet and integrated in-flight entertainment applications. The TopConnect solution integrates OnAir® as the communications service provider.
 
Amer Hadidi Royal Jordanian president & chief executive officer said, “Introducing the B787 to the fleet is a major part of the RJ fleet modernization. They will significantly enable RJ to broaden its long-haul network; this has led RJ to invest in the entertainment services offered to passengers on board. Through our proud partnership with Thales, our passengers will experience an advanced IFE system along with superior comfort as they fly with Royal Jordanian.”
 
Alan Pellegrini Thales In-Flight Entertainment and connectivity’s chief executive officer added, “Royal Jordanian is a long-time Thales customer and we are very pleased to be part of their Boeing 787 program. We anticipate that our new system and proven experience with Swift broadband connectivity will be well received by both the airline and their passengers.”