IDAIR's second 787 installation

2016-10-31 14:39

IDAIR has delivered its Inflight Entertainment (IFE), Cabin Management (CMS) and Connectivity solution on its second B787 aircraft to an undisclosed end-customer represented by Kestrel Aviation Management. The project was completed at Greenpoint Technologies’ completion facility in Moses Lake, Washington and displayed at EBACE 2016.

IDAIR provided a tailored, high-end IFE, CMS and Connectivity solution. Built-in room controllers, remote tablets and an elegant, intuitively designed graphical user interface let the end-user easily access and control the system. Individual means of control at each of the 16 VIP seat locations and power outlets for personal electronic devices complement the on-board experience.

The IFE includes Audio/Video On Demand, Blu-ray players, an interactive moving map and HDMI inputs streamed and synchronised to several large overhead monitors in the VIP rooms. High quality overhead sound and HD monitors are available in the VIP rooms as well as headset options for the VIP seating locations.

The CMS offers cabin controls for lighting including scenarios, window shades, interior door indication, smoke detector monitoring and water filter monitoring.

Communication possibilities let the end-user enjoy IP TV, broadband connectivity and mobile telephony.

Dr. Wassef Ayadi, CEO of IDAIR says, “this new success is again evidence of the high-quality and excellence of our team for this aircraft platform. We will continue our close collaboration with Greenpoint and customer representatives like Kestrel Aviation Management to ensure the best-in-class experience for our VVIP customers”.

James Aspell Greenpoint’s Vice President of Supply Chain states, “the collaboration and teamwork on this aircraft was phenomenal. Our teams (IDAIR, Kestrel Aviation Management and Greenpoint Technologies) overcame the technical challenges throughout the design, integration and testing phases of the program. We performed as one team, focused on delivering a product and experience that complements this exceptional aircraft and interior”.

Stephen Vella, CEO of Kestrel Aviation Management, said, “Kestrel is honored to work with the team on this challenging BBJ project. IDAIR’s products contributed positively to our customer’s in-flight experience. We have managed this project from original aircraft purchase through cabin design, cabin modification oversight through to entry into service. This completed, Kestrel-curated BBJ 787 has set the bar for all future VVIP wide body cabin modifications”.

Established in April 2011, IDAIR is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and Panasonic Avionics Corporation, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. IDAIR develops, manufactures and supplies Inflight Entertainment, Communications and Cabin Management Systems for VIP aircraft as well as custom products for commercial airlines. To learn more about IDAIR, please visit

Greenpoint Technologies is a premier Business Jet Completion Center, creating superior aircraft products and VIP completions. Greenpoint provides turnkey VIP completions with an exemplary 99 percent on‐time delivery rate in nearly 30 years of operation. Greenpoint Technologies is part of Zodiac Aerospace, a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft, as well as helicopters and space applications. To learn more about Greenpoint Technologies, visit

Kestrel Aviation Management is an aviation asset advisory and management company based in Washington State, USA, providing services to governments, corporations, airlines and high net worth families.  With over $50 billion in aviation transactions and decades of commercial and corporate aircraft experience, Kestrel Aviation Management is a powerful asset for its clients in aircraft evaluation, purchase, sale, design and modification as well as strategy and board advisory services. Visit: Images copyright © 2016 Kestrel Aviation Management Inc.


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