December 8th, 2010
OnAir... Circumnavigation Flight Via Solar (SATCOM)
OnAir will supply the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft with SwiftBroadband satellite technology and a specially designed ground infrastructure to assure global air-to-ground communications for the aircraft whenever and wherever it flies. As part of the agreement, OnAir becomes Specialized Partner for SwiftBroadband Satellite Connectivity. In coming months, OnAir will work with Swisscom to set up the ground infrastructure, activate SwiftBroadband connectivity, conduct a thorough test programme and fit the Solar Impulse with SATCOM equipment ready to begin a new series of tests flights.