Panasonic Avionics Signs Cathay Pacific

Lake Forest-based Panasonic Avionics Corporation announced today that it is in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with airline Cathay Pacific. According to Panasonic, it will provide full broadband connectivity on all Cathay Pacific and Dragonair passenger aircraft. Financial terms of the win were not disclosed. The firms said that the systems will be launched in early 2012, subject to regulatory approval, including GSM phone service, BlackBerry device support, Internet access, and more.