Oman Air takes delivery of its first Airbus aircraft fitted with the Thales TopSeries entertainment system

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Thales announced today that it has delivered the first of seven TopSeries systems onboard Oman Air’s new A330 aircraft. This TopSeries system configuration is the most capability-rich Thales’s platform, flying with features such as live landscape camera, satellite TV, duty free shopping and ordering, passenger surveys, food and beverage services, cached websites, a personal electronic device interface and much more.

First class passengers will be immersed in an unmatched flying experience with the largest widescreen in-seat displays available providing access to a myriad of exciting applications all controlled by a custom designed wireless passenger control unit. The state of the art graphical user interface will also give business and economy passengers control of the same impressive list of entertaining and informative features. “We found Thales to be the right company to work with on this program as their system and services matched what we want for our passengers and operations, and the Thales people truly support our vision,” said Peter Hill, CEO of Oman Air. Beyond the TopSeries system, Oman Air has selected the Thales TopCare turnkey maintenance service, which puts full responsibility of all maintenance and support requirements in the hands of Thales.

“We are very proud to have been selected by Oman Air and look forward to supporting the airline for years to come. Their system is a great example of how an airline can maximize the utility of the TopSeries platform. We are confident that their passengers will be pleased,” said Alan Pellegrini, Vice President and General Manager of Thales’s In-Flight Entertainment business. The inaugural commercial flight is scheduled for September 30th from Muscat to Frankfurt, Germany.

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets. In 2008, the company generated revenues of 12.7 billion euros with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners. www.thalesgroup.com

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