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Jetstar to trial iPads for IFE

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 1, 2010

Jetstar's iPad trial will being later this month. (Jetstar)
Jetstar's iPad trial will being later this month. (Jetstar)

Jetstar has announced that it will trial hiring out Apple iPads for onboard entertainment on some domestic services.

The trial will make Jetstar the first carrier in the world to offer iPad hire onboard when they come on offer from late June. The iPads will be available to rent for $10, and will provide inflight entertainment with movies, TV programs, eBooks, music videos, games and music.

“Based on demand for the iPads as part of the trial, we’ll be looking to roll out the devices across our entire domestic and international network later in the year,” said Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan.

The iPads are being trialled in conjunction with Bluebox Avionics and Stella Inflight. Bluebox is understood to have developed customised apps for the iPad, while Stella is a provider of movie and TV content for airlines worldwide.

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