Boeing 787 Gets Android Entertainment System
According to Australian Business Traveller all 787s that are being produced - Boeing has 820 orders - as well as aircraft that are being ordered in the foreseeable future will only be available with Android systems from Panasonic or Thales. Airlines have fewer choices to furnish their planes than usual as Boeing only offers very specific equipment to streamline production and cost - which almost sounds a bit silly given the average cost of about $216 million per plane.
The report states that the new touchscreen panels that make their way into 787 are seven to 17 inches in size and have wider viewing angles than the screens in aircraft today. First class and business class screens will not support touch, but feature gesture controls as the screens are too far away from the viewer to be comfortably used via touch, Boeing told Australian Business Traveller.