Danish inflight sales system on Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has purchased nearly 100 new mobile terminals for handling sales onboard its aircraft from Danish IT company DataFlight Europe. The terminals to be used onboard PAL’s fleet of 30 Airbus aircraft and on five Boeing 747’s.
DataFlight Europe currently provides technology for Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, China Airlines, Japan Airlines, Virgin Blue, My Travel Airways and Qatar Airways.
The terminals electronically manage onboard sales via mobile point-of-sale terminals. Passengers will have their duty free purchases scanned and will then be able to pay using their credit cards, including those with chip & pin technology. Finally they will receive a printed receipt after the completed purchase.
The system, named OnBoard Trader, also collates stock management data plus information about the location and contents of an airline’s sales trolleys. The hardware element of the terminal, provided by Canon, is integrated with specially developed barcode readers, scanners and a chip & pin module by DataFlight Europe.
Philippine Airlines’ cabin crews will begin using the OnBoard Trader technology in June.

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