Posted on: 13 November 2011 by Mark Howells
Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) has been announced as the official Reseller Partner of OnAir’s inflight connectivity solution for the Falcon 7X.
As a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, DFS is a leading Falcon service centre and fixed-based operations provider. Through DFS, Falcon 7X owners and operators now have access to OnAir’s communication suite of products.
OnAir’s inflight connectivity solution for the 7X includes two products: Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir. Mobile OnAir operates in exactly the same way as international roaming, allowing passengers to use their mobile devices during flights for calls, text messages, email and Internet browsing. Internet OnAir is an inflight Wi-Fi hotspot.
“We are very proud to partner with OnAir to provide our customers the most cutting-edge passenger connectivity technology available today,” commented General Manager of DFS, Jean Kayanakis. “Not only can OnAir uniquely provide global coverage, but also the airborne hardware is very small and light, and simple to install.”
OnAir has an extensive network of regulatory authorisations and roaming agreements and uses Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband, a satellite network specifically designed to provide consistent worldwide coverage.
“The market has reacted so positively to the deployment of our lightweight solution on Dassault’s Falcon 7X that it was natural for OnAir to partner with the most experienced Falcon service centre with deep expertise on Falcon family aircraft,” remarked OnAir’s CEO, Ian Dawkins. “Partnering with DFS means we are working with the very best people to offer Falcon 7X operators a combination of the innovation and service levels they expect for their state-of-the-art aircraft.”