LAHORE Etihad Airways has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide the in-flight entertainment systems and in-flight connectivity, including broadband Internet and live TV, for the airlines entire long-haul fleet of wide body aircraft. James Hogan, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, and Paul Margis, Panasonic Avionics Chief Executive Officer, recently signed a letter of intent for a 10-year exclusive agreement for in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC) solutions, including mobile phone services in conjunction with AeroMobile. The deal currently being finalised, which is valued at more than US$1 billion at list prices, will include a full service maintenance contract. Etihad Airways and Panasonic are developing a plan to deploy Panasonic's eX2 and eX3 IFEC systems on 100 new aircraft, in addition to the 16 aircraft already equipped with the eX2 system. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will install Panasonics eX2 system on its new Airbus A380s, Boeing 787s, and Boeing 777-300Ers, and will use Panasonics eX3 solution for its new Airbus A350 aircraft.