Satellite imagery and moving maps, key elements in Inflight Entertainment solutions

30 airlines with 200M passengers love our maps!

Satellite imagery and moving maps, key elements in Inflight Entertainment solutions

Project Overview

Inflight Entertainment and moving maps, or how to enhance airline passenger experience

The US company Flightpath3D develops innovative inflight entertainement solutions (IFE). Those solutions have been chosen by about 30 airlines across the world and are being used by millions of passengers.

However, in a strong competitive environment, how can Flightpath3D differentiate its offer and make it more attractive for its customers?

Project results

Behind the scenes

To achieve that goal, Flightpath3D is not only looking for enhanced satellite imagery backdrop but also for the proper service so that they can get ready-to-use maps customized according to their specifications.

Flightpath3D has set up certain technical specs in terms of imagery resolution and quality, both for land and sea. Indeed, the full world view needs to be attractive as this is the first image that passengers of long-haul flights get to see. The requested satellite maps have to be eye-catching and reflect landscape diversity.

Flightpath3D has contacted PlanetObserver in order to evaluate at first the quality of our global imagery basemap PlanetSAT Global. Flightpath3D had numerous issues:

  • Will this imagery product in natural colours bring the required sexy touch to their application?
  • Can a special processing be applied on ocean and sea?
  • Can we deliver the data on time?

We’ve reviewed all issues together in order to provide the most efficient solution to Flightpath3D. In the end, Flightpath3D has integrated our imagery basemap in its application and brought that way the desired sexy touch.

30 airlines with 200M passengers love our maps!

This is the result that Flightpath3D has achieved today.

This success is both due to the enhanced quality of the satellite maps provided by PlanetObserver, and to the services and contents offered to passengers in Flightpath3D IFE application.