Display electronics were the culprit in an airborne smoke emergency in April involving an evolutionary in-flight entertainment (IFE) system that uses fiber optics rather than copper wires to connect seatback screens in the cabin. The incident occurred on an April 19 Flydubai Boeing 737-800 (A6-FEK) at 15,000 ft. on descent into Kiev and did not cause any injuries or damage to the airframe but revealed a weakness in the Lumexis Fiber-to-the-Screen (FTTS) IFE system, for which Flydubai was the ...

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