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Singapore Airlines rolls out
Singapore Airlines has
rolled out Sun Microsystems' StarOffice software in its new Boeing 777-300ER
aircraft, as part of its next generation KrisWorld inflight entertainment
system to meet the increasingly dynamic needs of travellers.
Passengers from Singapore Airlines will be able to use StarOffice's word
processing, spreadsheets and presentation tools.
"With heightened security, access to laptops during flights can sometimes be
restricted. The availability of StarOffice software as part of KrisWorld,
offers Singapore Airlines' customers the opportunity to work on and access
their information in an open, secure and freely available fashion
independent of any vendor or file formats during their flights," said Wong Heng Chew, Managing Director, Singapore, Sun Microsystems.
Singapore Airlines currently deploys the 777-300ER aircraft to destinations
such as Paris, Zurich, Seoul, San Francisco, Milan, Barcelona and Hong Kong.
It is the first and only airline to install a productivity suite for the
benefit of its passengers who can now continue to work after boarding the
plane without having to power up their laptops.
With StarOffice software supporting an increasing number of productivity
file formats like Open Document Format and Microsoft Office, travellers can
access such files through a single application with a USB storage device and
even export documents in PDF format.