How Delta’s new wireless IFE tech helps cut emissions
Customers on board Delta’s new A220 aircraft – flying on select domestic routes –enjoy the airline’s latest wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE), which was rolled out at the start of this year.
The new A220 IFE system is the first to combine wireless technology with state-of-the-art tablet displays in the back of every seat and delivers a vivid and interactive user experience. Meanwhile, all-free Delta Studio® content has a similar look and feel to what customers already enjoy across Delta’s fleet, but with more entertainment choices than ever before.
The wireless IFE system will roll out on Delta's new A330-900neo and A321neo fleets, and will be retrofitted on Delta's 767-400 aircraft during the their mid-life interior modernizations beginning in 2019.
Reducing fuel burn
Not only does wireless IFE boost the customer experience, importantly it also helps reduce Delta’s environmental impact. Wireless streaming technology is lighter, reducing wiring by around a pound in weight per seat.
This means Delta's modified 767-400 fleet will eliminate about 1,330 metric tons of carbon emissions annually with the new wireless IFE on board.
Delta’s wireless IFE technology was developed by Delta Flight Products – the airline's wholly owned start up charged with innovating the most complex aspects of its aircraft interiors.