Thales is a leading supplier of innovative cabin systems geared towards making flying a more enjoyable experience for passengers. From the nuances of cabin lighting, to the interactivity of in-flight entertainment (IFE) and connectivity systems, Thales helps airlines design a relaxing atmosphere onboard.
Thales’s TopSeries IFE systemis the first passenger system to integrate broadband communications, on-demand entertainment and in-seat power to accommodate personal electronic devices. This web-based system is scalable to any aircraft and has been selected by more than 40 airlines worldwide.
Thales has charted new territory in connectivity solutions and was the first to bring communication via mobile phone on an international flight. Airline passengers now have the possibility to communicate via mobile phone and internet with the outside world thanks to Thales’s flagship connectivity system, TopFlight Satcom.
Through the TopConnect solution, Thales ensures that passengers and crew are connected in the air and on the ground via In-seat Messaging, Information Services, Real-Time Transactions and Swift Broadband SATCOM.
Today, cabin lighting is an important factor of passenger comfort and a differentiator for airlines. Diehl Aerospace, a joint venture formed by Thales and Diehl of Germany, is the market leader in this sector and a first-tier supplier of cabin lighting for new wide-body aircraft.
Thales has recently acquired with its partner, Diehl Aerospace, the former Airbus Laupheim site, which produces floor to floor modules, overhead bins and crew rest compartments. By intelligently combining existing electronics capabilities with this newly-acquired expertise in cabin equipment, Diehl and Thales will now be able to offer pre-wired cabin modules that come fully equipped with electronics. The integrated end-solutions will form a simplified approach that does not currently exist on the market.
Thales’s core expertise in cabin systems ensures that millions of passengers benefit from the most advanced technologies in connectivity and in flight entertainment, integrated into cabin interiors and lighting solutions that build brand loyalty for the world’s leading airlines.