OnAir

January 27, 2011 - 7:30am

Airbus in-house cabin completion provider Airbus Corporate Jet Center (ACJC) has just delivered its sixth aircraft, an A320 Prestige for an unidentified Middle East customer.

The big-cabin bizliner is particularly well equipped, with an en suite lavatory, satellite-direct television, high-speed Internet access and OnAir in-flight personal mobile phone access.

July 17, 2010 - 3:09am

As Airbus considers an A320-replacement to compete against prospective single-aisle models from Boeing and emerging challengers from Russia and Asia, it is also looking at technologies that could contribute to even longer-term designs in a program dubbed “A30X.” Mindful that modern jetliners are expected to have working lives of at least 40 years, chief operating officer for customers John Leahy said Airbus needs “future technology for future

July 15, 2010 - 3:14am

New competitors in the single-aisle airliner market have driven Airbus to look beyond current technologies to identify the required characteristics for an A320-series replacement to enter service in 15 or more years.

May 3, 2010 - 12:11pm

OnAir (Booth No. 783), the in-flight and on-board connectivity provider owned by Airbus and SITA, has created a portal providing up-to-date information on EBACE at http://mobile.ebace.aero. The portal can be accessed on board suitably equipped aircraft and provides daily schedules and news.

September 1, 2009 - 6:30am

Airbus has delivered the first of two A318 aircraft equipped with “steep approach” capability to British Airways, the manufacturer announced today. The A318 is the largest commercial aircraft certified to land at London City Airport (LCY), from where BA plans to launch transatlantic service to New York JFK Airport on September 29. This will be the first scheduled airline route from LCY to a destination outside of Europe.

June 9, 2009 - 9:25am

In a world of proliferating air/ground communications options, EMS Satcom is here in the Canadian pavilion (Hall 3 Stand F37) to show how its antennas, radios and servers can help airline, government and private operators get connected.

May 7, 2009 - 10:56am

Satellite communications capabilities on board commercial aircraft have advanced rapidly in recent years with airline passengers using broadband Internet, WiFi, text messaging and mobile phones in flight and now business aircraft users are starting to reap the rewards.

December 30, 2008 - 4:26am

OnAir has signed its first executive contract and will provide its Mobile OnAir package for installation in an Airbus A319 owned by a Middle East customer. Using GPRS and GMS networks, the service will provide full voice and data connectivity, allowing in-flight use of BlackBerry-type devices and personal cellphones.

July 8, 2008 - 8:27am

After years of development and months of anticipation, Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite aeronautical data service is finally poised for takeoff.

February 8, 2008 - 5:43am

Air France has started a six-month trial aboard an Airbus A318 with communications provider OnAir to provide cellphone services to passengers flying in Europe. For now, passengers can use their mobile phones to send and receive text messages,
e-mail and photos. After three months Air France intends to expand the service to allow passengers to make and receive phone calls as well.

 
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