Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) is set to become the first airline in the world to offer Apple iPad Mini devices to enhance inflight entertainment offered to its business class passengers.
This was introduced to its business partners and clients at the Radisson Hotel yesterday.
The Apple iPad Minis provided will be preloaded with the latest in inflight entertainment and for a trial period commencing August 1, Business Class passengers will be offered these services.
Present during the event to introduce the premium service for Business Class passengers was RB Deputy Chairman, Dermot Mannion.
Prior to the introduction, the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat was recited by Ustaz Fakhrul Razi.
RB Deputy Chairman then stepped up to the podium and began to present and introduce the new RB service, showcasing the features of the iPad Mini with preloaded applications and entertainment.
He explained that there are 10 of the latest movies, four entertaining TV channels, not less than 10 Audio CD files and more than 20 games that will keep its Business Class passengers throughout shorthaul flights such as routes to Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong or Bangkok entertained.
On successful conclusion of the trial and in close collaboration with Brunei’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), RB is targeting to extend the service to other routes over time.
Jetpack, a leading supplier for innovative portable solutions for Inflight Entertainment (IFE) systems, is the company that is supplying RB with the necessary platform its proprietary software called VisionIFE.
VisionIFE is the first iPad IFE platform to meet the rigorous security criteria necessary to secure Hollywood “early window” contents. “We are delighted to work with RB to launch the world’s first iPad Mini service; it is a huge achievement for all involved. The iPad Mini is a fantastic device and it will greatly enhance RB’s IFE offering on selected flights. We look forward to creating further innovations with RB in the near future”, stated Jetpack Chief Operating Officer, Mark O’Brien.
RB Deputy Chairman also shared that, “The launch of the iPad Mini service for Business Class passengers is an important element in the rebranding of RB and in the redefinition of our journey. We thank Brunei DCA for their active support in this trial initiative and we look forward to a variety of other products in the future.”
Also present during the event was Acting Director of DCA, Pg Adanan Pg Badaruddin. After the launch, guests were then treated to Sungkai. The Brunei Times