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Saudia to be launch customer for new connectivity system with global reach

Posted 12 April 2018 · Add Comment

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is to be the launch customer of a new high speed connectivity system launched at the Aircraft Interiors show in Hamburg last night.


The system is called UON and was announced by Taqnia Space Company at AIX. The company’s CEO Abdullah Alosaimi, said the system meant “all airlines around the world will be able to offer their passengers high-throughput connectivity services that are currently provided in a limited scale by few airlines in North America."
TAqnia is part of the Saudi Arabian Development and Investment Company (SADIC) and worked in collaboration with French satellite operator Eutelsat, Japenese aerospace designer Jamco, US satellite technology company Idirect, content deliverers Axinom and one of the world’s major connectivity specialists SITAONAIR.
According to Alosaimi, UON will give passengers high-speed Internet access across the continents and oceans. Saudia passeners on both long and short haul flights will see the system begin rolled out over the next three months. UON gives passengers access to the Internet, telephone and live TV streaming services using their own mobile devices with all services billed using a simple, easy-to-use payment system.

The international partners in the new UON system launcehd at AIX Hamburg yesterday
 

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