OnAir and Aeroconseil will, in the coming
months, begin fitting nineteen Boeing 777 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'
Ian Dawkins, Chief Executive Officer of
OnAir, said, "OnAir is delighted to work with Aeroconseil, which has an established reputation in the design and
certification of inflight connectivity STCs. It is clear airline
passengers increasingly expect to be able to use their mobile
devices for calls, texting, emails and mobile data during flights.
A seamless transition is growing between how we stay in touch in a
taxi, on the train, at the airport and on the plane. As OnAir's
customer base expands to help airlines meet those passenger
demands, we will continue to partner with expert specialists such as Aeroconseil."
The new technology is being installed thanks
to Aeroconseil's acknowledged expertise, particularly in the
design and certification of such systems. Indeed, owing to its DOA
(Design Organisation Approval) status, which 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 inflight communications services, a sector in which
OnAir is a key player.
"This contract acknowledges
our ability to position ourselves at the forefront for new
systems. Building on our proven skills in engineering and our
expertise in certification, we are able to cater for even the most
complex and innovative changes with strong implications for the
aircraft environment," said Stťphane Bollon, Sales Director in
charge of Air Transport activity at Aeroconseil.
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