Los Angeles, CA | July 20, 2017– Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) has won a new five-year contract with Norwegian Air Shuttle that aims to significantly improve the airline’s passenger experience through enhanced WiFi connectivity, live television, portal based content, services and support. The new agreement covers Norwegian Air Shuttle’s entire Boeing 737 New Generation fleet, more than 120 aircraft, until 2023.

“Our cooperation with Norwegian improves how its passengers experience the airline’s inflight entertainment service on board,” said Per Norén, Global Eagle Senior VP Aviation. “Norwegian is a world-class award-winning airline that is innovating in the aviation industry globally and how it approaches the passenger total travel experience. We are pleased to be part of their long-term plan.”

Norwegian Air Shuttle was the first airline to offer high-speed internet and live television on flights within Europe, and was the first airline in Europe to offer Video-on-Demand directly to a passenger’s own device.

Global Eagle initially signed an agreement with Norwegian in 2011 for 40 aircraft, and the two companies have worked closely since then on the passenger experience through the partnership. In 2015, Global Eagle launched live TV on

Norwegian’s Boeing 737NG aircraft. The new agreement includes the option for the airline to cover additional new-generation 737 aircraft for use on trans-Atlantic routes.

“We currently have Global Eagle passenger features on more than 100 Norwegian aircraft, and this agreement widens the scope of both the fleet size and products that the airline can offer on board,” Norén said.

Global Eagle also will be providing additional satellite bandwidth and network performance optimization under the new agreement, which better supports the passenger experience for free WiFi.

  • Milestone marked with special livery on Norwegian Air Shuttle 737-800

Seattle, WA | February 11, 2014/PRNewswire/– Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] passenger-inspired 737 Boeing Sky Interior marked its 1,000th milestone delivery with Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA.

The 737 Boeing Sky Interior features modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.

“The Boeing Sky Interior is delighting passengers and our airline customers,” said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “It’s adding even more value to the Next-Generation 737, which already delivers the best economics, reliability and fuel efficiency in its class.”

Norwegian Air Shuttle was one of the launch customers for the 737 Boeing Sky Interior. This is the airline’s 48th Next-Generation 737-800 with the new interior, making it the largest airline operating with the 737 Boeing Sky Interior in Europe.

“Our goal is to provide passengers with the ultimate experience in comfort and convenience when they fly with Norwegian,” said Bjorn Kjos, chief executive officer of Norwegian Air Shuttle. “The Boeing Sky Interior on the Next-Generation 737 helps us to deliver just that.”

A passenger survey conducted by Norwegian Air Shuttle soon after the airline began service with the new look found that more than half of respondents rate the 737 Boeing Sky Interior more comfortable than the standard interior. And passengers reported they feel “happier” in the new interior.

Since the first 737 Boeing Sky Interior was delivered in October 2010, more than 60 customers have ordered the new interior.

Approximately 85 percent of Boeing’s backlog of more than 1,900 Next-Generation 737s will be delivered with the 737 Boeing Sky Interior. The passenger-preferred interior will be standard on Boeing’s newest family of single-aisle airplanes, the 737 MAX.

– Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA recently launched Betria Interactive’s new FlightPath3D Moving Map & Destination ‘geotainment’ service on their new 787 Dreamliner fleet.

Irvine, CA | August 12, 2013/PRWeb/– In an agreement inked last year, Betria Interactive has been selected as the provider of Norwegian’s interactive in-flight 3D Moving Map service for their new 787 fleet servicing expanded international routes. Norwegian’s recent inaugural Dreamliner flight also served as the official in-service launch of Betria’s new FlightPath3D Moving Map offering.

“We are excited to have Norwegian as a launch partner. Their focus on passenger experience excellence is a perfect match for the innovative offering provided by the FlightPath3D product suite.” According to Boris Veksler, Betria’s president, “It is truly the first service of its kind that can be deployed fleet-wide for any carrier.”

The FlightPath3D product launch is a fully integrated in-flight moving mapping service. The new service includes a flight preview ‘auto-play’ script broadcast during aircraft boarding, a new in-seat interactive 3D map application with detailed satellite imagery & integrated street maps. This next generation product suite is enhanced by a new Destination Guide information service that updates relevant point-of-interest information periodically for each of Norwegian’s destination cities.

“We looked at all of the available products in the ‘moving map’ space and FlightPath3D delivered by far the most engaging passenger experience,” said Norwegian head of business development Boris Bubresko. “We are the first to fly an Panasonic’s Android based in-seat system and FlightPath3D really showcases the capability of this new platform.” NAS plans to leverage the service’s highly configurable system to deliver a compelling, interactive 3D mapping interface combined with destination specific content to enrich the passenger’s experience. Mr. Bubresko added that “We have only been operating the new platform for a month now, but initial feedback from our passengers has exceeded our expectations.”

Norwegian and Betria are working closely together to plan expanded services and deployments of the FlightPath3D suite over the coming years.

* Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
* Panasonic is a registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation.

Oslo, Norway | October 31, 2012– A Norwegian airline and an in-flight magazine publisher say they will use WiFi to bring airline passengers new options in in-flight entertainment.

Norwegian Air Shuttle and Ink, which provides magazines for about 30 airlines around the world, said they would debut the new system next year, The New York Times reported.

Using Norwegian Air Shuttle’s free WiFi service, passengers will be able to access content including music, video and travel articles from the carrier’s in-flight magazine on their smartphones, tablets or laptops.

“We wanted to rethink the whole way we organize travel content, from the beginning to the end of a customer journey,” Stine Steffensen Borke, marketing director at Norwegian, said.

Norwegian says its free WiFi service is available on 80 percent of its fleet of 68 planes.

However, there are no plans at the moment to phase out the airline’s paper version of its magazine, Steffenson Borke said.

“I’m still surprised by how many people read the magazine,” she said. “At the moment, it’s still a useful channel for us.”

LAKE FOREST, California – June 23, 2009 – Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the world leader in state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment and communication (IFEC) systems, today announced that its Multiplexed Passenger Entertainment System (MPES) was installed on the 6,000th Boeing 737 to enter into service. The aircraft was delivered to International Lease Finance Corp and will be leased to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (Norwegian), the second largest airline in Scandinavia.

Panasonic MPES is a simple-to-operate, high performance overhead audio and video in-flight entertainment system for narrow body aircraft. It features a broad range of exciting entertainment options, including distributed audio and video, broadcast moving maps, and other entertainment content. In addition, the system has an advanced technology for superb sound quality.

“The quality and simplicity of the Panasonic MPES product, in addition to the company’s comprehensive customer support, were key factors in our selection of Panasonic Avionics Corporation,” said Asgeir Nyseth, Chief Operating Officer at Norwegian Air Shuttle. “Panasonic MPES will offer our passengers the latest advances in in-flight entertainment options, which is the perfect complement to Norwegian’s business expansion model and flight schedule. We have strong confidence in the Panasonic brand to deliver the high quality experience our passengers expect.”

“We are pleased to participate in the delivery of the 6,000th Boeing 737 aircraft and continue our strong relationship with Norwegian Air Shuttle,” said Paul Margis, Chief Executive Officer at Panasonic Avionics Corporation. “As this latest delivery illustrates, we continue to enjoy success and growth in the European air transport market.”

In addition to MPES, Panasonic also supplies DMPES (Digital Multiplexed Passenger Entertainment System) IFE system to Norwegian for its forty-five (45) B737-800 aircraft for delivery into service August 2009. DMPES uses the latest technology that incorporates the X Series’ System Controller with Analog Audio Output (SC-A). With a 160-gigabyte media memory, the DMPES reduces space, weight and power when compared to traditional IFE systems, resulting in cost savings for airlines. Furthermore, Panasonic DMPES compact head-end volume saves room and is lighter in weight, improving aircraft fuel-efficiency.

Established in September 2002, Norwegian is one of Europe’s leading low fare airlines with four domestic routes. In December 2003, Norwegian was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company has locations in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Poland with 1,400 employees and offers a route network of 158 routes to 83 destinations.

About Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and communication systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling airlines to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.

Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 2,600 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide, it serves over 200 customers worldwide and provides IFEC systems on over 3,700 aircraft. For additional information, please visit www.panasonic.aero.

Airline will begin outfitting its fleet with in-flight Wi-Fi from Row 44 later this year

FORNEBU, Norway, April 27 – Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, Europe’s fifth largest low-cost carrier, announced today that it is equipping its entire fleet with high-speed in-flight broadband. The airline will use a satellite-based broadband solution from Row 44.

Norwegian, winner of Air Transport World’s 2009 Market Leadership Award, will be the first European airline to equip its fleet with high-speed in-flight broadband. Norwegian will be able to offer passengers uninterrupted broadband services–Internet browsing, live international television, movies, music, mobile phones, texting, and e-commerce–to all of the airline’s 84 destinations across Europe. In addition to its current fleet, Norwegian has orders for nearly 50 new planes–all of which the airline will equip with Row 44’s broadband service.

“Norwegian has become one of the most successful carriers by relentlessly adding value to our passengers’ travel experience,” said Bjorn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian. Row 44’s system will help us add exciting new productivity and entertainment services to our flights–creating more satisfied and loyal passengers and crew, giving Norwegian a strong competitive advantage, and adding significantly to our bottom line.”

“Norwegian Air Shuttle is widely considered one of the most innovative, agile, and forward-thinking airlines in the world. They are an extremely strong organization led by disciplined, insightful professionals. Norwegian is known for creating and rapidly deploying new capabilities that delight their passengers,” said John Guidon, Row 44’s CEO. “Row 44 is honored that Norwegian has chosen our in-flight broadband to enhance their passenger and crew experience and create a powerful new profit center.”

Row 44 will begin installing its broadband system on Norwegian planes in the fourth quarter of 2009.

About Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA is a low-fare, point-to-point airline, registered on the Oslo Stock Exchange, employing approx. 1500 people. Norwegian operates a total of 175 routes to 83 destinations. In 2008 Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA transported 9.1 million passengers. The company’s headquarters are located at Fornebu, outside Oslo.