• Russia’s largest private airline sets the pace with in-flight communications

Moscow, Russia | September 8, 2014– Transaero Airlines, Russia’s award-winning international airline, has announced the usage of its on-board internet and mobile communications system.

Called Transaero Connect, the system enables passengers to access the internet during flights as well as make calls and send texts from their personal mobile phones.

In the first six months of 2014, passengers sent more than 1.5 million SMS text messages and made more than 24,500 calls.

During the same period, the Wi-Fi connection traffic totalled 1,900 Gb across the Transaero fleet which have satellite equipment installed.

Transaero has been offering access to high speed broadband internet since August 2012 and was the first Russian airline to do so.

The service is available on board 31 aircraft in its fleet, including nine Boeing 747-400s, five Boeing 777-300s, eleven Boeing 737-800s and four Boeing 737-700 aircraft, which are operated both on domestic and international routes. Internet access is also available on board two Boeing 737 Classic (Imperial and Business jets) that serve corporate charter flights.

The highest demand among passengers for mobile communication services was recorded on the Boeing 777-300 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

Transaero’s aircraft are equipped with the most advanced high-speed inflight internet access system currently available via Ku-Band, which is based on satellite technologies and provided by Panasonic Avionics’ Global Communication Suite (on Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft) and Row44 (on Boeing737-700/800) systems.

Ku-band technology allows passengers to gain internet access, check e-mails and use social media. The Ku-band system uses an 11.7-14.5 GHz frequency spectrum and enables data transmission with speed from 5 Мb/s.

The Transaero Connect service is the most affordable available in the Russian market.

Connections to high-speed internet on long-haul flights cost RUB 800(EUR 16) for the duration of the flight, or RUB 400 (EUR 8) per hour. Passengers on medium-haul flights, on a Boeing 737NG, pay RUB 600 (EUR 12) for internet connection throughout the flight or RUB 300 per hour (EUR 6). Transaero offers special scratch cards providing for free access to internet to its premium passengers of Imperial and Business classes flying on board Boeing 777-300 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft with Wi-Fi access.

November 2013– Continues the fruitful cooperation between the Russian airline Transaero and Aviointeriors. Transaero selected Aviointeriors’ Columbus Two seat model for the retrofit Economy Class of its four B767-300. Columbus Two has been already selected by a number of operators because of the enhanced comfort provided in the medium range operations and for its elegant design that reveals an innovative combination of lightweight and modularity. Moreover, the Columbus Two seats will be integrated with the PC power and with the latest generation of touch screen AVOD systems.

“The reasons that led us to select again Aviointeriors can be summarized in some key concepts: flexibility, great ability to customize the seats according to our requirements, great design. We are confident that in the future Aviointeriors will amaze us with new evolutionary products” says Alex Krinichanskiy, Executive Director of Transaero Airlines.

“The takeover of this program makes us even more confident of the validity of the whole Columbus Family which is now become a solid reality. The trust placed in us more and more often confirms without the shadow of a doubt that the path undertaken is the right one.” comments Mario Schisa, CEO of Aviointeriors.

The program, which flanks the retrofit program of the B777-200 aircrafts that will be equipped with the Columbus Three seat models, provides for the first delivery on May 2014 and it is going to be concluded on August 2014.

Brea, CA | July 5, 2013– Zodiac Inflight Innovations (previously The IMS Company) continues to expand its global reach, adding Transaero Airlines to the growing list of airlines that trust RAVETM for an innovative and reliable IFE experience. Transaero has always valued modern innovation and quality products and RAVE’sTM dependable system and fresh approach is just the right fit. Transaero will have the RAVETM system installed on nine of their B777-200 and B767-300 aircraft. Transaero has the largest long-haul fleet in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. With Transaero’s Russian and Eastern European network of destinations RAVETM has indeed become a “global” sensation.

Numerous airlines have turned RAVETM for their IFE needs because of its trusted reliability and passenger-centric technology. Each seat is fully autonomous and removable display units are easy for crew members to replace at any time during a flight, eliminating the days of long system resets and frustrated passengers. “We are excited about RAVE’sTM continued success and are driven by the challenge to produce the best IFE system on the market” says Larry Girard, Executive Vice President of Zodiac Inflight Innovations. The RAVETM vision has always been to look at IFE differently. This out- of-the-box thinking has produced a very reliable IFE system which takes up minimal space, is low cost, and is easy to maintain. Managing five aircraft installations per month, Zodiac Inflight Innovations is ensuring that the ‘RAVE’OLUTION quickly spreads throughout the skies.

>- “It’s all in the genes” promises Doug Cline, CEO, Lumexis Corporation

Irvine, CA | October 19, 2012– Lumexis has announced two new, brilliant color HDTV displays, a 10.1” and a companion 12.1”, expanding a lineup already including 8.9”, 15.4” and 23” high definition monitors. Deliveries of the 10.1” will begin in the first quarter of 2013, to be followed in the second quarter by the new 12.1” display. “Not only are these monitors unsurpassed in picture quality and resolution”, promises Doug Cline, CEO, Lumexis Corporation, “inherent in their design and development is a legacy of ultra-reliability inherited from Lumexis’ high resolution 8.9” touchscreen video display. To date this revolutionary monitor has logged more than 25,000,000 operational seat hours at a rate of 99.9% seat-availability. The positive attributes from their lauded predecessor have been passed on to the rest of the family”, he continued, “it’s all in the genes.”

The new displays boast 16:10 ratios and 1280 X 800 resolutions, with user interface via their highly responsive projective capacitive touchscreens. Each contains internal memory for backup content storage and has a wide (+/-80°) viewing angle. Both may be used in seatback, in-arm and bulkhead configurations as well as for the Flight Attendant Panel in the galley area of the aircraft.

On display in the Lumexis stand at APEX 2012 were the high-flying Transaero B777 First Class and Business Class Hi-Definition monitors, as well as the ultra-reliable 8.9” touchscreen video display serving widely in Coach Class of both wide and narrow body fleets. A 23” LCD with 16:9 ratios and 1920 X 1080 resolution outfits First Class suites and a 15.4” LCD with 16:10 ratio and 1280 X 800 resolutions is installed in Business Class seats. A touchscreen handset provides controls for these larger HD monitors, with audio headset jack, mag stripe reader, USB ports and reading light off/on and attendant call buttons provided on its cradle. Both monitors are available for bulkhead configurations as well.

Lumexis offers the first inflight entertainment system that features fiber-optic signal delivery from the head-end server to each passenger seat video screen. With virtually unlimited bandwidth, the system is stunning in its performance and, uniquely, delivers high-definition video and audio to EVERY seat.


Lumexis Corporation, based in Irvine, California, is a manufacturer and marketer of fiber optic-based, inflight entertainment and communication systems. Contact the company through its new website, www.lumexis.com, or by telephone at +1.949.486.7000.