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OnAir offers first ever linefit GSM option for Falcon 7X customers using TriaGnoSys solution

OnAir's inflight connectivity is, for the first time, now a linefit option for buyers of Dassault's iconic Falcon 7X. The first Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir equipped Falcon 7X will be available for delivery in 2014 and owners may linefit either or both services.

The Falcon 7X, which has been in service for five years, is Dassault's flagship business jet. Over 150 are currently in service, and the 200th is due for delivery in 2013. Since its launch in 2007, the Falcon 7X's cabin has undergone regular developments to ensure it continues to exceed owners' and passengers' needs and expectations.

OnAir offers the most complete passenger communications solutions ever deployed on a large-cabin long-range business jet, all of which can now be installed during production. The airborne system, GSMConneX, designed and produced by TriaGnoSys, consists of just two lightweight units. It is fully compatible with any SwiftBroadband-capable satcom system.

Mobile OnAir enables business jet owners, their guests and the crew to make and receive calls, text messages and emails, as well as surf the Internet using their mobile phones. It works in the same way as international roaming: simply turn on your phone and start using it. All charges are included in the user's standard mobile phone bill, making the payment process both simple and transparent.

Internet OnAir creates a Wi-Fi network in the aircraft, providing Internet access through any Wi-Fi-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

"Business moves so quickly that being disconnected when flying is no longer an option for our customers. We have developed the Falcon 7X's cabin options to offer the best possible connectivity available today," said Eric Monsel, Vice President of Programs for Dassault Falcon.

"OnAir is leading the global inflight connectivity market", said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir. "Our products are already available as linefit on many commercial aircraft, as well as being available for a range of business jets. By making OnAir available as a linefit option on the Falcon 7X, Dassault is clearly setting the pace for inflight connectivity on business jets."

Dawkins continued, "OnAir is ideal for Dassault's customers because it is simple to use. What could be easier than turning on your phone? You have access to all your contacts, you use your normal number and no one need know where you are."

Axel Jahn, Managing Director of TriaGnoSys, said, "Our hardware is ideal for aircraft of all sizes though it is particularly appropriate for business jets. We designed it to be very simple to install, with unrestricted mounting options, meaning it can go anywhere on the plane. And the combined equipment weighs less than 15kg, making it the smallest, as well as the most comprehensive, inflight connectivity hardware available."

Press release issued by SITAOnAir on December 10, 2012

 

 Contact details from our directory:
SITAOnAir Airborne Communication Systems
Dassault Aviation Airframer
TriaGnoSys GmbH Inflight Entertainment, Airborne Communication Systems

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Dassault 7X

 

 Related directory sectors:
Communications (Airborne)

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