Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Industry and Business News  

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

Thales announces venture for Chinese in-flight systems

by Staff Writers
Paris (AFP) Nov 16, 2010
French electronics group Thales announced on Tuesday the creation of a joint venture in China to provide an in-flight entertainment system for a Chinese airliner set to compete with Airbus aircraft.

The system is for the future Chinese C919 airliner, intended as a competitor to the European Airbus A320 and US Boeing 737 medium-range aircraft.

Thales said it had signed a letter of intent with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) and a draft agreement with China Electronics Technology Avionics (CETCA).

The agreements foresaw the creation of a joint venture that could integrate a system developed by Thales called IFE in the cabins of the C919 airliners built by Comac.

The C919, which is due to be ready in 2014 for delivery from 2016, will be a short-distance and medium-range aircraft, with 168-190 seats depending on the version.

Share This Article With Planet Earth DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook

Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

New search tool vital for digital media future: France's INA
Los Angeles (AFP) Nov 15, 2010
French digital archive leader INA is positioning itself as a global tool helping researchers, officials, journalists and private citizens gain better access and safeguard historic material, the group's director said. National Audiovisual Institute president Mathieu Gallet said INA's expertise in audiovisual conservation and enhancement, and in particular its revolutionary new indexing system ... read more

Next Google phone will be mobile wallet: Schmidt

Microsoft sells one million Kinects in 10 days

New search tool vital for digital media future: France's INA

Virtual Reality Helps Researchers Track How Brain Responds To Surroundings

Northrop Grumman Bids for Marine Corps Common Aviation CnC

DSP Satellite System Celebrates 40 Years

ManTech Awarded US Army Contract To Provide ECCS In Afghanistan

Hughes Undergoing Wideband Global SATCOM Certification

NASA plans Alaska satellite launch

ILS Proton Launches Lightsquared Satellite

Russia Launches Advanced US Telecom Satellite

ULA Launches 350th Delta

SES To Contribute To Galileo Operations

GPS IIF-1 Introduces A Host Of New Capabilities For Users

Lockheed Martin Delivers Key GPS III Test Hardware Ahead of Schedule

Few Americans using location-based services: Pew study

China unveils jet to rival Boeing and Airbus

China wins orders for 100 homegrown passenger jets

Britain signs jet engine deal with China as PM visits

Flights resume to Indonesia after volcano chaos

Building A Racetrack Memory

Microsoft sues Motorola over 'excessive' royalty demands

Motorola fires back against Microsoft in patent dispute

Intel opens biggest ever chip plant in Vietnam

Satellites Tracking Mt Merapi Volcanic Ash Clouds

Faster Flood Forecasting At SERVIR-Africa

Enhancing Sustainable Development Of Earth

Go For Getz And A South Pole Flyover

Canadian tailings pond causes toxic fears

U.S. Army seeking quick water test

One by one, Laos's cluster bombs legacy goes up in smoke

China to rein in dioxin emissions to help air quality

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement