Someone important over at Quantas sure is an Apple fan. Last week this Australian airline made news after it decided to swap out every corporate Blackberry it offered for Apple iPhones, but now it looks like it’s not only Quantas employees that are getting the Apple treatment. Pretty soon customers will also get some free Apple love. The company is going forward with plans for QStreaming, an in-flight entertainment system for Quantas’ fleet of Boeing 767 planes that gives customers free iPads to use and stream video to while in the air, giving a whole new meaning to Airplane Mode.
The QStreaming service will give every passenger in the business and economy classes an iPad connected to a special in-flight streaming program. The system will reportedly be powered by Panasonic’s eXW system and offer customers a wide variety of in-flight entertainment. Over 200 hours of on-demand video, to be exact.
The QStreaming service will begin to go live in the fourth quarter of this year, and it’ll mean Quantas will be purchasing upwards of 5,000 iPads to equip each of the company’s 23 Boeing 767 planes with enough iPads to satisfy each passenger. It doesn’t stop there, though. Quantas will also be purchasing another 2,200 iPads in order to replace the pilot flight bags with the Apple tablets for its Boeing 737 fleet.
This is awesome! Do you guys think that this is the beginning of an in-flight entertainment revolution, or will most of us have to actually buy an iPad in order to use one during a flight? Sound off in the comments below or on twitter @TiP_Jake.
Via: Cult of Mac