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May 23, 2011

Dasnair's Falcon 7X Signs Agreement with OnAir for In-flight Connectivity Services

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Dasnair’s Falcon 7X recently signed an agreement with OnAir (News - Alert) for their in-flight connectivity services. With the agreement, Dasnair has become the first Falcon 7X operator to enable its customers to use their mobile phones and laptops during flights, through OnAir’s SwiftBroadband-based service Mobile OnAir, which allows passengers to use their own mobile phones and smartphones during flights, just as they do on the ground, for calls, text messages, email and mobile data.

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With OnAir’s services, Passengers will also be able to use in-flight Internet using laptops, tablets or any WiFi (News - Alert)-enabled device. OnAir solution is the lightest, the most versatile offering the most advanced communication capabilities ever deployed on a large cabin-long range business jet and has been specifically designed with this market in mind.

“Our Falcon 7X fleet is at the forefront of innovation and the level and quality of the services we offer to our passengers are at the core of our strategy. With OnAir, Dasnair is proud to set the highest standards by being the first business jet operator worldwide to offer our passengers the ability to remain in touch while they fly,” said Grard Limat, CEO of Dasnair, in a press release

“We are all becoming increasingly dependent on our mobile devices and, unsurprisingly, people like to continue using their phones and tablets when they are flying. Dasnair passengers will be able to use both GSM and in-flight Internet, giving them the flexibility to be connected in the best way to suit their needs,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir.

“Dasnair’s selection of OnAir clearly demonstrates the flexibility of our in-flight connectivity solution - it shows OnAir can meet passengers’ demands for in-flight communication across a number of market segments,” continued Dawkins.

Terms of the agreement are currently being finalized and further announcements will be made in the coming weeks. The service is planned to be launched towards the end of 2011 and the first connected flight has already been booked.

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Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell