IFE Services to Supply AirTanker With In-flight Entertainment

By Ife Services, PRNE
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

KNUTSFORD, England, June 1, 2011 -

- Royal Air Force Contractor Chooses Leading Content Service Provider to
Supply Movies, TV Shows and Audio Channels for Military Personnel's

IFE Services, a leading in-flight entertainment (IFE) supplier, has been
selected by AirTanker to meet its onboard passenger entertainment needs.

From this Autumn, IFE Services will supply AirTanker with a selection of
Hollywood Blockbusters, classic movies, TV shows and audio channels. As well
as providing all programming content, IFE Services will create a tailored
safety film for the company's converted A330-200 aircraft along with branded
safety cards with versions available in braille and large print for the
visually impaired. Bespoke designed idents will also be created for the short
programme line-up. The IFE content will run on the aircraft's digital
mainscreen Thales i2000 system.

AirTanker was established in 2008 to provide the Royal Air Force (RAF)
with a safe, reliable and efficient air transport and air-to-air refuelling
service over a 24 year period from delivery of the first aircraft. The Future
Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) programme will use 14 new, specially
converted A330 aircraft and AirTanker will also deliver all the associated
support services including aircraft maintenance, training, infrastructure,
fleet management and ground services. The first aircraft is due to be
delivered to the RAF at Brize Norton towards the end of 2011.

James Scott, Flight Operations Director for AirTanker, said: "We chose
IFE Services as our supplier because they understood our exact requirements
and they offered a wide range of entertainment for our customers, who will
mainly be servicemen and women. I am confident they will offer us an
excellent service and we look forward to working with them."

For more information about IFE Services visit www.ifeservices.com

About IFE Services

IFE Services is a leading provider of passenger entertainment solutions
to the travel industry. Its focus on quality and innovation is supported by a
strong commitment to customer service and investment in the latest systems
and technologies.

IFE Services supplies a full range of services to enable its clients to
provide a first class entertainment experience to passengers. They include
movies, TV programmes, audio, games, sleep and relaxation applications,
safety and destination videos, on-board publications, hand-held entertainment
systems and AVOD management.

IFE Services works with a broad client-base worldwide of 50 airlines and
cruise ship operators. The company's headquarters are in Cheshire, UK with
regional offices located in Madrid, Singapore, Miami and Lake Forest,

IFE Services is a privately owned company and part of the Travel
Entertainment Group.

Web: www.ifeservices.com

Notes to Editors:

1. AirTanker Services was created in 2008 to deliver the FSTA service to
the UK Ministry of Defence, which will provide the Royal Air Force with a
reliable, safe and efficient Air Transport (AT) and Air-to-Air Refuelling
(AAR) service over 24 years.

2. The FSTA service will use 14 new, specially converted,
state-of-the-art A330-200 aircraft, each of which will be capable of carrying
passengers with associated freight or aero medical patients in addition to
its AAR role. As well as reducing overall running costs and significantly
improving reliability, the aircraft will have considerably less impact on the
environment than its predecessors. The first aircraft is due to be delivered
towards the end of 2011.

3. The FSTA programme covers all aspects of an integrated aircraft
service, ranging from the provision of the infrastructure, a full flight crew
and engineer training service, through to aircraft maintenance, despatch and
ground support. It will combine best practice from civil aviation with RAF
operational expertise and military ethos to create a most efficient and
effective operational solution for the RAF.

4. AirTanker will create and sustain high-value, high-quality UK jobs.

5. The FSTA service will be provided by AirTanker Services under fixed
pricing arrangements with clear performance indicators. The MOD will only pay
for the service once it is available and then only for the capacity that it
uses, subject to agreed minimum usage levels.

6. AirTanker Services is contracted to operate the service from AirTanker
Ltd, who hold the Contract from the MOD. AirTanker Services has five
shareholders, who are also primary sub-contractors for the programme. They
are: EADS (aircraft manufacture and initial conversion via Airbus Military);
Cobham (refuelling equipment and aircraft conversion); Rolls-Royce (engine
assembly, support and project management); Thales UK (mission simulators,
defensive aids, avionics and mission planning systems); and Babcock
(infrastructure and communications/information systems, design, build and
support, and certain elements of technical support to the aircraft).

For further information about AirTanker Services and the FSTA programme,
please visit www.airtanker.co.uk

For further information about AirTanker Services and the FSTA programme,
please contact Sophie Watts, Corporate Communications Manager for AirTanker on +44(0)1993-873-102. Press contact: Adrian Lambert, Head of Marketing, IFE Services Ltd, B1-B3 Cranford Drive, Knutsford Business Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8ZR, UK, Tel: +44(0)1565-752-793, Email: adrian.lambert at ifeservices.com

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