Cathay Pacific to deploy new inflight info management system

Cathay Pacific will implement an information management system by Arinc into its full fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, said Arinc Wednesday.

The system creates an e-enabled aircraft by offering fully customized, integrated communications management of flight operations, data communication services, cabin services, maintenance, diagnostics, and vital safety information, according to Arinc.

"E-enablement is the future of aviation for Cathay Pacific. Increased operational efficiency of our flights has a clear and direct impact on our continued ability to offer passengers award-winning service, as well as increased operational efficiencies across the organization," said Russell Davie, general manager of Flight Operations, Cathay Pacific.

Arnic said it worked with Cathay Pacific over a two-year operational trial to fully customize the technology. Now Cathay Pacific and its wholly owned subsidiary Dragonair are able to maintain a consistent data delivery connection between aircraft and remote host systems, the vendor added.