Aircraft Interiors, Hamburg, April 4, 2011 -– TriaGnoSys has today announced the launch of GSMConneX, an end-to-end solution that provides GSM services to aircraft passengers. The solution consists of the hardware and software parts for both the aircraft and ground segments, with the entire aircraft hardware being contained in only two lightweight and small units. The solution is displayed at Aircraft Interiors 2011 at TriaGnoSys’ booth 6C1.

GSMConneX enables passengers to use their mobile phones, including smartphones, to make and receive calls, send and receive text messages and emails, and browse the Internet with EDGE/GPRS data rates. It uses advanced compression and optimisation techniques to make the most efficient use of available bandwidth, minimising satellite link costs. It can also be used for WLAN Internet services by adding an optional Wireless Access Point.

Axel Jahn, Managing Director of TriaGnoSys, said, “Our systems have been used to provide inflight connectivity on commercial airlines for many years. Now, for the first time, we are designing and producing the whole solution, including both the hardware and software. The key advantage is that TriaGnoSys is the turnkey supplier of the whole system, meaning we are the single point of contact during the design and production process. We can therefore provide optimized, efficient and cost-effective solutions.”

The airborne hardware consists of a Base Transceiver Station (BTS), with an integrated server. This is installed with advanced software for GSM control, satellite control and optional WiFi services which includes portal and payment functionality. The second unit is the Network Control Unit, which controls a wide range of GSM and UMTS frequencies.

Jahn continued, “We have designed the units to be very simple to install, both in terms of their size and the minimal wiring required. This means the solution is suitable for all types of aircraft. We are targeting mainly the business market, though it can be used in any aircraft where space is at a premium.”

GSMConneX Aero can connect to the ground network via satellite, or any other backhaul link. A number of satellite systems are supported, including Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, Ku- and Ka-band, as well as direct air-to-ground.

Singapore’s national carrier will be the first Asian based airline to offer their passengers the complete range of inflight connectivity solutions

Geneva, Switzerland, 5 October 2010 – Customers travelling on Singapore Airlines flights will soon be able to stay connected at all times, even at 35,000 feet with OnAir’s inflight connectivity services based on Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband.

The multi-million-dollar collaboration with OnAir includes a full suite of onboard communication offerings, providing the Airline’s customers with access to Wi-Fi Internet and mobile telephony services. The mobile telephony services will enable customers to send and receive SMS text messages with their GSM-compatible mobile phones, send and receive email messages easily on Smartphones and Blackberry devices, and make and receive voice calls[1].

With plans to roll out the services from as early as the first half of 2011, Singapore Airlines will be the first major airline in Asia to launch a full suite of inflight connectivity services, following their tradition as leader in innovative passengers’ services. These will be introduced progressively on flights operated by the Airline’s Airbus A380, Airbus A340-500 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

“Singapore Airlines was in fact one of the pioneers to introduce Internet connectivity on board its Boeing 747-400 aircraft in 2005. Today, with the increasing importance of staying connected, and the more affordable charges made possible by the higher usage and more advanced technology, we are now fitting all our long-range aircraft with the full suite of telephony and Internet features so that our customers can stay connected. Unlike the earlier trial introduction of an Internet service, this suite of features is for full implementation and we are pleased to offer this as an added choice to our inflight programme,” said Singapore Airlines’ Senior Vice President Product & Services, Mr Yap Kim Wah.

“The environment that our customers have gotten used to on the ground can soon be replicated in the air, when they fly with Singapore Airlines on aircraft fitted with this new connectivity platform. Travelling on business or pleasure, they are just a click or an SMS away, with access to live information, social networking and news updates, as well as inflight shopping.”

“We are absolutely delighted to have come to an agreement today with an airline of the stature and reputation of Singapore Airlines. The agreement is extremely significant. It sends a strong signal to the industry that inflight passenger communications has come of age – and is a must-have for airlines looking to remain competitive in the future,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir.

Singapore Airlines’ connectivity partner OnAir has roaming agreements with about 200 mobile network operators globally, including the three main operators in Singapore.

Customers who use the mobile telephony services will see their usage reflected in the monthly bills from their home mobile phone operator where international GSM roaming rates apply. For Internet access, customers can sign up for an access package upon logging in to the system. Details of the charges will be announced closer to the launch.

Aircell’s Gogo Inflight Internet Surpasses Its One Millionth Customer

Ongoing Aircraft Deployment, Rapid Acceleration in Customer Adoption and Continued Strong Customer Satisfaction Put Two Millionth Customer in Early 2010

ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 19 — As recently as last year, people wondered whether the Internet could ever be successfully delivered to a broad audience in flight. Proving that where there’s a will, there’s a way, Aircell took up the challenge and has never looked back. Over the past year, Aircell has steadily increased the daily number of airplanes deployed with Gogo® Inflight Internet service and today, is providing service on more than 600 commercial aircraft.

With the growing availability of Gogo, passengers are increasingly able to connect in-flight and are doing so at an accelerating rate. Starting on only a handful of planes a year ago, availability and usage have expanded rapidly and Gogo served its one millionth customer in October 2009. At the current rate of expansion and with users fast approaching 100,000 per week, the two millionth user is now expected to be reached in January 2010.

“While public debates continue regarding whether passengers will pay for the service, the hundreds of thousands of paid Gogo sessions every month have answered that question,” said Ron LeMay, Aircell President and CEO.

“By recognizing this milestone and the rapid growth curve we are on, we are celebrating the countless ways Inflight Internet has changed – and enhanced – the flying experience,” added LeMay. “Our customers are not just e-mail checkers and instant-messagers who use Gogo to quickly accomplish a task and then log off. They are also Facebook and Twitter fanatics, fantasy football moguls, photo-uploaders, music-downloaders and video-watchers. Gogo is their ‘time machine,’ making time fly by as they are able to immerse themselves in the things that matter most to them. They log onto Gogo as soon as the plane reaches 10,000 feet and don’t log off until they have to. In fact, they spend twice as much time on Gogo as a visitor to the average ground-based hot spot.”

It is clear that the rapid expansion of Gogo Inflight Internet is due to the quality and speed of the service and the superior customer experience it delivers. In a recent survey conducted by Lucidity Research, more than 90 percent of respondents stated that they were fully satisfied with their Gogo experience. In addition, the vast majority of air travelers who’ve used Gogo indicate they are likely to recommend it to others and attest to this by using it again and again themselves. At this still early stage more than 30 percent of the people who log onto Gogo each day are repeat users, and that figure is climbing daily.

“Having recently found in our own studies that a large number of airline passengers would rather have Internet than meals in-flight, it’s not surprising to see the take rates Gogo has experienced,” said Kelly Davis-Felner, marketing director of the Wi-Fi Alliance. “Travelers want to use Wi-Fi in flight so they can stay connected with their offices, colleagues, friends and families on the ground. They see tremendous value in the service and are not only willing to pay for it, but are also likely to become repeat customers and champions of the service.”

About Aircell

Aircell is the world’s leading provider of airborne communications. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell® Network and its inflight portal, Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. In addition, 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

About Gogo

Gogo®, powered by Aircell®, turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot with true inflight Internet access. Passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, can surf the Web, check e-mail, instant message, access a corporate VPN and more. For more information about Gogo, please visit You can also follow ‘gogoInflight’ on Twitter ( and Facebook (