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MEBA2012: OnAir offers line-fit connectivity option for Falcon 7X

Posted 11 December 2012 · Add Comment

OnAir's in-flight connectivity is now a line-fit option on Dassault's Falcon 7X. The first Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir-equipped Falcon 7X will be available for delivery in 2014. Owners can line-fit either or both services.

OnAir GSM imageThe GSMConnex-Aero system is designed and produced by TriaGnoSys and consists of two lightweight units. It is fully compatible with any Inmarsat SwiftBroadband-capable satcom system.

Mobile OnAir lets business jet owners, passengers and crew make and receive calls, text messages and e-mails, plus surf the internet using their mobile phones.
OnAir’s in-flight telephone service works in the same way as international roaming – you simply turn on your phone and start using it. All charges are included in the user’s standard mobile phone bill, making the payment process both simple and transparent.
Internet OnAir creates a Wi-Fi network on the aircraft, providing internet access through any Wi-Fi-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Eric Monsel, vice president of programs for Dassault Falcon, said: “Business moves so quickly that being disconnected when flying is no longer an option for our customers. We have developed the Falcon 7X’s cabin options to offer the best possible connectivity available today.”
Ian Dawkins, chief executive of OnAir (stand 588), added: “Our products are already available as line-fit on many commercial aircraft, as well as being available for a range of business jets. By making OnAir available as a line-fit option on the Falcon 7X, Dassault is clearly setting the pace for in-flight connectivity on business jets.”
Dawkins continued: “OnAir is ideal for Dassault’s customers because it is simple to use. What could be easier than turning on your phone? You have access to all your contacts, you use your normal number and no one need know where you are.”
TriaGnoSys said its hardware is ideal for aircraft of all sizes, although it is particularly appropriate for business jets. Designed to be very simple to install, it has unrestricted mounting options and can go anywhere on the aircraft.
The combined equipment weighs less than 15kg, making it the smallest in-flight connectivity hardware available.


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