Vistara Airlines has launched Arc, Panasonic Avionics’ new, state-of-the-art, 3D inflight map application on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The upgrade of its map application will be available on the airline’s brand new A321neo aircraft as well. Vistara will become the world’s first airline to offer this immersive inflight map experience to customers. It includes a range of innovations that have transformed the traditional inflight map application. It has simultaneously expanded the concept into a fully integrated experience within the IFE and connectivity system.
Arc offers cutting edge technology
Arc will soon be a feature in all cabins – in the overhead monitors, seatback screens, video handsets as well as on passengers’ mobile devices connected to the inflight Wi-Fi. All passengers will have the option of choosing from over 20 distinct map views in 4K for various phases of flight. These maps will have 3D satellite imagery and local and global views. It will also contain engaging features like the Kids Map and street map views. These will be introduced in the near future.
Vinod Kannan, Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “Inflight entertainment plays an extremely important role in the overall experience of flying with an airline, especially on a long flight. Our partnership with Panasonic has helped us in bringing state-of-the-art IFE systems and satellite connectivity to our customers. Arc, with trailblazing capabilities, will not only help us keep our customers engaged on their flights, but also open up a whole new medium for us to interact with them. We are delighted to make this cutting-edge application a part of the award-winning Vistara experience in our continuous effort to maximise customer delight.”