Update to the airline’s entertainment system

Etihad iPods Up

Etihad Airways has upgraded the creature comforts available on its new A330-300 aircraft, offering passengers what it claims to be “the world’s most comprehensive in-flight entertainment system” from next month. We’re pretty sure Panasonic will be more than happy with such an illustrious title being given to their eX2 entertainment system.

The centrepiece of the eX2 will have power-starved iPod owners cheering across the skies: an iPod connector in every seat on the aircraft, suitable for playing and recharging iPods. Business and first class will get additional RCA connectors for portable MP3 and DVD players.

Other features of the eX2 includes:
Additional features available with the new Panasonic eX2 system include:

  • 23” personal wide screen TV monitors in first class, with the new business class offering new 15.4” wide screens and economy class 10.6” wide screen monitor in each seat.
  • Over 600 hours of entertainment, including a selection of 85 movies, 114 popular TV shows and a CD library of over 450 albums.
  • A premium handset in first and business class providing short-cut keys to the various IFE options, and featuring an LED display providing information about the media currently playing and an update on the time to and time at destination.
  • Picture-in-picture feature.
  • Keyword search functionality.
  • An option in first class for passengers to use Etihad Room Service by placing a telephone call to the crew from the comfort of their suite, as well as a “Do Not Disturb" feature that posts a message outside the suite.
  • A new Do Not Disturb feature in business class that can be activated via the E-Box IFE system.
  • A games portal offering 60 games, including a selection of 3-D games. Players can create their own profiles and avatars, and invite other passengers to join in multi-player games. The portal displays the five most played games on each aircraft, and also provides articles and news on games.
  • A ‘My Videos’ feature where favourite movie or TV titles can be added to a play list to make the selection process easier.
  • ‘My Audio’, which offers passengers the opportunity to create a jukebox by selecting and storing CDs or their favourite tracks.
  • ‘Magazine Rack’, featuring interesting articles and travel tips on a range of popular destinations.


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