Inflight connectivity provider Aircell (Booth 5223) unveiled at EBACE 2014 new SwiftBroadband airtime programs for business aviation. Aircell has long been a distributor for Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband service and also manufactures SwiftBroadband transceivers. Business aircraft operators can now choose from a variety of SwiftBroadband data and voice plans offered by Aircell with accompanying services.
Pay-as-you-go monthly data plans are available. These come with single monthly invoices for all Aircell SwiftBroadband, Iridium and Gogo Biz airtime services. Data compression is included at no additional charge. Heavy data users are offered special annual plans.
A feature of the Gogo service is Aircell’s new Gogo Text & Talk, which allows passengers to call and text with their own smartphones and mobile numbers. For those customers that activate a new SwiftBroadband service plan prior to Dec. 31, 2014, Aircell is offering one month of free data service.
Aircell also announced the appointment of Shuaib Shahid as its new manager for services sales.