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carrier's economy class cabin o ers seats with a pitch of
up to 33 inches.
Emirates' introduced an updated version of its ICE
(Information, Communication, Entertainment) in- ight
entertainment (IFE) system in 2007. Called ICE Digital
Widescreen, the system o ers over 1,000 channels of
entertainment to all Emirates passengers.
e system is based on the Panasonic Avionics' 300i IFE
system, providing passengers with a direct data-link to
BBC News updates. Emirates' ICE is the rst system
of its kind to be connected directly to automatic news
updates. It also features Rockwell Collins' Airshow
moving-map so ware and allows passengers to watch
exterior views from cameras outside the aircra during
take-o and landing.
ICE o ers a link to an in- ight e-mail ser ver, allowing
passengers to access, send or receive e-mails, and also
provides a seat-to-seat text chat ser vice.
In November 2006 the airline signed a deal with
mobile communications rm AeroMobile to allow in-
ight mobile phone use on selected aircra . e ser vice
was rst introduced on commercial services between
Dubai and Casablanca on 20 March 2008.
ICE entertainment menu covers movies, music and
video games with more than 130 on-demand movie
titles and 15 video -on-demand channels, alongside 60
pre-recorded television channels, 350 audio channels and
about 50 video-game titles. ICE can also be accessed in 10
languages such as English, Arabic, Korean and Japanese.
Emirates now features docking capability for Apple's
iPod music and video player. is allows passengers to
charge the device's battery and play their own content
through the IFE system. n
Emirates A380 first-class
cabin features private suites
with full flat-bed seats.
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