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April 4th, 2011

OnAir + Aeroconseil... Bringing To B777s (Comms)

[SatNews] Engineering, certification, equipment and connectivity are all included in this effort...

OnAir and Aeroconseil will, in the coming months, start 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. 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. The new technology is being installed thanks to Aeroconseil's acknowledged expertise, particularly in the design and certification of such systems — its DOA (Design Organisation Approval) status means it can provide support up to certification of the modifications, 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.