Aircell Names First Middle Eastern Service Facility


DUBAI, UAE [Dubai Airshow 2009] – November 16, 2009 – Aircell, the world’s leading provider of airborne communications, continued its Middle East expansion today by announcing the appointment of ExecuJet as its first authorized dealer in the Middle East. With its facility at the Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates, ExecuJet Middle East offers a full range of business aviation services.

John Wade, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Aircell, commented, “ExecuJet is one of the premier business aircraft service facilities in the Middle East and we’re pleased to have them join our global dealer & distributor network. A significant part of Aircell’s success comes from best-in-class representation at the dealer level and ExecuJet’s capabilities and expertise will be a critical part of achieving that in the Middle East.”

ExecuJet established its Dubai base in 1999 and was one of the first independent companies to offer business aviation services in the region. In 2008, ExecuJet Middle East was awarded ‘Business Jet Provider of the Year’ by Aviation Business Awards and ‘Best Jet Provider’ by AVEX Business Aviation Awards.

Nick Weber, Maintenance Director, ExecuJet Middle East, commented, “With the business world increasingly focused on executive productivity, inflight connectivity is clearly one of the hottest topics in aviation right now. Offering voice, Internet and e-mail services in a light equipment package, Aircell’s new SwiftBroadband solution is an ideal system for customers that want to remain productive and efficient while they fly. We’re very pleased to partner with Aircell because they have relationships with all the major aircraft manufacturers, fractional programs and top dealers. Their reputation for products and support in the global marketplace is unmatched.”

Today’s announcement follows Aircell’s recent appointment of Shoukry Shokralla as sales & service representative in Abu Dhabi. Shokralla will work closely with ExecuJet Middle East as it completes requisite dealer training and begins to work with Aircell customers.

Aircell offers a complete line of airborne communications systems and services. For global connectivity using laptops and smartphones, Aircell’s new SwiftBroadband solution is particularly suited to business aircraft operators in the Middle East. It allows passengers to seamlessly use their personal devices for e-mail and light Internet services in flight. They can also use the system’s integrated cabin handsets to make and receive voice calls. Aircell’s SwiftBroadband solution is powered by Thrane & Thrane.

The Execujet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in five regions – Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South Africa, embracing a workforce of over 800 experienced staff.

About Aircell

Aircell is the world’s leading provider of airborne communications and a single-source, turnkey provider of equipment, service, and technical support. With a global sales and support presence, its products are offered by virtually every fixed- and rotor-wing airframe manufacturer in business aviation, and are installed aboard the world’s four largest fractional ownership fleets. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary new mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell® Network and its inflight portal, known as Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. The Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell’s vision is to give everyone the ability to stay In Touch, In Flight®. For more information about Aircell, please visit

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