Airline Services to equip Air Mauritius' Airbus A330/A340 fleet.

Tuesday 9th April 2013

Airline Services to equip Air Mauritius' Airbus A330/A340 fleet with

its Aerostream XP1 plug and play IFE system


Air Mauritius has placed a contract with Airline Services Ltd for the company's new enhanced definition digital video player - the Aerostream XP1   The light weight IFE system has been selected for their Airbus A330 and A340 fleet and installation of an initial 40 units will begin this year.

AeroStream XP1 is a new generation plug-and-play device designed and developed by ASL's aviation engineers, primarily targeting the IFE retrofit market.  The single channel AeroStream XP1, which is on show at ASL's Stand at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg this week  9-11 April, 2013, Stand No 5C35 enables airlines to cost-effectively upgrade their IFE system quickly and inexpensively, at a time when VHS video tapes are becoming obsolete and DVD players are out-dated.  With up to 160GB memory the unit can store in excess of 25 films at a time (MPEG2).

The unit converts digital data into a composite signal for older generation IFE monitors.  The AeroStream XP1 has the capability to serve as a stand-alone unit or slave unit for multi-channel systems, and is small enough to fit into an overhead bin, weighing just 1.5kg.

Encrypted content updates are managed via a secure FTP data transfer interface, which is fully approved by all US Studios and distributors, including Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros, Sony, Universal and Paramount for early window content.

"This means that passengers can enjoy the latest films from Hollywood inflight, rather than a restricted and limited library of old movies on VHS," said ASL Board Member, responsible for IFE Simon Sixsmith.

Cyprus Airways was the launch customer for ASL's Aerostream XP1 earlier this year for its Airbus A321 aircraft.

  • About Airline Sevices Group

Manchester, UK based Airline Services Group comprises five main divisions:

Ramp Operations (de-icing, interior and exterior cleaning, carpet fitting, presentation and laundry at ten UK airports); Engineering and Workshop activities (EASA 145 repair and overhaul of seats, galley and IFE equipment, EASA 21J & G Design and Manufacture, refurbishment project management); IFE products and services including IFE On-Wing Support and manufacture of IFE equipment; Soft Furnishings specialises in design & manufacture of seat covers, curtains and related accessories.

Rotable Component Support - Airline Services Components (ASC) - based at London-Gatwick, specialises in the supply and management of rotable components including Wheels and Brakes on the basis of power by hour, exchange, loan, lease or sale agreements, as well as repair management. 

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