Eclipse And OnAir Team Up To Serve VIP Market

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Switched On And Connected, Sky High

Las Vegas, Paris, Geneva | October 10, 2011 — OnAir and Eclipse announced at NBAA today that Eclipse has been appointed as a reseller of OnAir’s new light-weight airborne connectivity solution. Mobile OnAir provides passengers with inflight mobile phone connectivity, as well as mobile data facilitating “office-in-the-sky” applications, via laptops and smart phones.

OnAir provides global coverage, based on a very wide network of regulatory authorisations and roaming agreements, combined with consistent global satellite coverage, thanks to Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband. The onboard hardware for OnAir’s solution consists of only two line replaceable units (LRUs) and provides the levels of connectivity that the business aviation and government sectors need. Eclipse will add the OnAir solution to their current portfolio of solutions for these markets.

Industry leader OnAir selected Eclipse as a partner because of Eclipse’s extensive provisioning of satellite hardware and services to the aviation market for the past 15 years.

Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir explained, “Eclipse’s strong standing in the business jet and government markets will allow OnAir to reach out to those sectors, and provide the level of service our customers demand”.

Marc Pinault, Eclipse General Manager commented, “We are proud to be working with OnAir to offer our customers the most up to date airborne connectivity options available today. Heads of State and VVIP passengers cannot afford to be out of contact during flights and the OnAir services allow the customer to maintain the level of connectivity they require using their mobile phone and data devices.”

In addition to providing equipment and airtime, OnAir and Eclipse are working with industry partners to develop and deliver additional Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) packages for a wide range of aircraft, covering hardware installations and electromagnetic transmission. Working closely with industry partners allows modification and completion centers to provide the cutting edge technology their customers demand while de-risking the projects by working with the leaders in this field.

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