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October 14, 2011

OnAir, TriaGnoSys to Offer One-Stop-Shop for In-flight Mobile Phone Services Provider

OnAir and TriaGnoSys will now offer a unique one-stop-shop for the world’s leading in-flight mobile phone services provider. The solution will enable passengers to use their mobile devices for calls, text messaging, email and to access the Internet. The solution will first be fitted on Dasnairs Falcon 7X aircraft.

“The combination of OnAirs global mobile phone service and TriaGnoSys airborne hardware is unique,” said Ian Dawkins, OnAir CEO, in a statement. “We have the widest geographic reach of any inflight mobile phone service provider and the equipment is sufficiently flexible to be fitted to any plane and to meet all customer requirements. That means it is suitable for all types of aircraft.”

OnAir and TriaGnoSys have subjected the complete solution to rigorous testing, both in the lab and over satellite, resulting in a fully integrated turnkey system that can be installed on any aircraft type. It allows passengers to use their mobile devices for calls, text messaging, email and to access the Internet.Axel Jahn, TriaGnoSys managing director, said, “The hardware has been designed specifically for the business jet market: it is small, lightweight and very simple to install. It is scalable and can be used for a wide range of appealing passenger applications, services and entertainment.”Jahn recently addressed the NBAA Annual Convention as part of session on, Connecting your Aircraft with Satellite Communications: the Equipment Providers, on Oct. 10.

In related news, Qatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines has recently selected OnAir's full cabin communications suite to be installed as line fit for its Airbus A350XWB in 2013. Qatar Airways can now take advantage of OnAir's satellite-based service which is a luxury to the passengers enabling them to use their mobile devices for calls, text messaging, email and mobile data, as well as providing in-flight Internet access. Users can use this service like any other international roaming, for which they will have to pay the usage costs billed to their home network operator in the regular bill. Access to in-flight Internet is as through a hotspot: the passengers simply enter their credit card details and start surfing.

Rahul Arora is a MobilityTechzone contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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