The Australian-based intercontinental airline Qantas had a successful trial run with its “Q-Streaming” in-flight entertainment service that began in January, and has recently announced that it will fully implement the on-demand entertainment service by the fourth quarter of 2012.
Every passenger on each of the Boeing 767-300s in the company’s fleet will have his or her own personal iPad to play with.
Each iPad will come equipped with Qantas’ Q Streaming app, which allows passengers to access streaming content via WiFi. Using Lufthansa Systems software to lock the iPad’s content and Panasonic’s eXW solution for hundreds of hours of entertainment, the company is ready to make the most of the iPad for Business and Economy class passengers.
If the new service runs smoothly, Qantas may consider extending the Q Streaming app to passengers who want to access the service from their own iPad. The full service will begin rolling out in the fourth quarter of this year to Australia’s east coast routes and some Perth destinations. Qantas offers this service free of charge for all passengers flying their Boeing 767-300 aircrafts.