OnAir Chooses Aeroconseil To Equip Singapore Airlines B777s With Onboard GSM & Wi-Fi Technology


Hamburg, Aircraft Interiors Expo, 4 April 2011 — OnAir and Aeroconseil will, in the coming months, begin fitting nineteen B777 aircraft from the Singapore Airlines fleet with onboard GSM and Wi-Fi technology. Aeroconseil will cover the engineering and certification aspects of the changes alongside OnAir, which is providing equipment and the connectivity services to passengers’ mobile devices.

OnAir and Aeroconseil are working together on this major project to implement the communication systems for the long-haul fleet of their customer, Singapore Airlines.

Connectivity on board as easy as on ground
This project responds to the ambition of Singapore Airlines to offer its passengers a range of innovative services for maximum connectivity and therefore an extensive gateway to the outside world while travelling aboard its aircraft. To do this, the company will provide its customers with the latest tools for accessing wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) and mobile telephony services.
This technology provided by OnAir leverages Inmarsat SBB services.

“OnAir is delighted to work with Aeroconseil, which has an established reputation in the design and certification of inflight connectivity STCs. It is clear airline passengers increasingly expect to be able to use their mobile devices for calls, texting, emails and mobile data during flights. A seamless transition is growing between how we stay in touch in a taxi, on the train, at the airport and on the plane. As OnAir’s customer base expands to help airlines meet those passenger demands, we will continue to partner with expert specialists such as Aeroconseil,” says Ian Dawkins, Chief Executive Officer of OnAir.

The ability to share expertise in aircraft modification
The new technology is being installed thanks to Aeroconseil’s acknowledged expertise, particularly in the design and certification of such systems, an area in which Aeroconseil is a world leader.

Indeed, owing to its DOA (Design Organisation Approval) status, which means it can provide support up to certification of themodifications, Aeroconseil has quickly established itself as a reference partner for the leading providers of in-flight communications services, a sector in which OnAir is a key player.

“This contract acknowledges our ability to position ourselves at the forefront for new systems. Building on our proven skills in engineering and our expertise in certification, we are able to cater for even the most complex and innovative changes with strong implications for the aircraft environment,” says Stéphane Bollon, Sales Director in charge of the Air Transport activity at Aeroconseil.

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