BA's first newly spruced up Boeing 777-200 flew to Boston over the weekend. The aircraft is the first of 18 to feature upgraded cabin interiors and a Thales IFE system which will replace the old GMIS system.
BA says that the retrofit of each aircraft at its Cardiff maintenance base takes 5,700 man hours with 13 kilometers of wiring removed to make way for the fibre optic cables needed to power the Thales IFE system.
Before the retrofit commenced, 18 of BA’s 46 777-200s still had the old GMIS systems installed. That's now being ripped out in order to bring the product in line with the airline’s product offering on its new 777-300s.
The retrofit program, which began in October last year, is scheduled to be completed by spring next year.
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