HUGHES-AVICOM INTERNATIONAL WINS INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT CONTRACT

                               Airlines 
POMONA, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes-Avicom International (HAI),
a unit of Hughes Electronics Corporation and a world leader in the design and
manufacture of commercial airline cabin management and entertainment systems,
today announced that China Airlines will add the APAX 150 system to its
purchase of four(4) new Boeing 747-400 aircraft. 
The contract is for the delivery of the Hughes-Avicom APAX 150 system to
be installed in first and business classes with first aircraft delivery
scheduled for May 1997.  Hughes-Avicom will also be providing an integrated
overhead video system for the entire aircraft featuring single lens projectors
and high resolution 10.4" LCD monitors. 
The advanced interactive inflight entertainment (IFE) APAX 160 system
ordered by China Airlines has the capability to feature movies, games,
shopping, surveys and beverage ordering.  These features can be used with or
without revenue generation.  The system will also have full maintenance
capability including advanced built in test features.  China Airlines has been
an Hughes-Avicom APAX 150 customer since December 1992 and currently has
installed the APAX 150 system on three(3) B747-400's and two(2) MD11 aircraft. 
"Hughes-Avicom is very pleased to continue providing China Airlines with
the APAX 150 system," said CEO Ken McNamara. "Proven performance and
reliability of our systems has resulted in a significant increase in market
demand for the advanced IFE system." 
The APAX 150 system is the most widely used and experienced interactive
IFE system available today, and is in operation on over one hundred aircraft
with six airlines worldwide. 
Since 1966, Hughes-Avicom International has been a leader in the design
and manufacture of advanced inflight entertainment systems.  This year Hughes-Avicom international introduced a technological first by offering direct
broadcast satellite TV onboard a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 aircraft. 
The earnings of Hughes Electronics Corporation are used to calculate the
earnings per share attributable to GMH (NYSE) common stock.
 

SOURCE  Hughes-Avicom International 


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