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OnAir is the world’s leading provider of inflight connectivity over satellite. Our products allow passengers to use connectivity in the ways that they are accustomed to in an everyday environment.
OnAir provides two main connectivity solutions:
Mobile OnAir creates a GSM network inside the aircraft, enabling people to use their mobile devices in the same way they do on the ground. Costs are in line with international roaming rates and appear on passengers’ regular mobile phone bills.
Internet OnAir provides a WiFi hotspot in the aircraft, which passengers can access like any other hotspot: they simply enter their credit card details and start browsing.
OnAir is also leading the way in the development of the e-Aircraft, in conjunction with SITA, uniquely offering solutions to cater for all aspects of nose to tail connectivity. On the passenger side, OnAir Play is a new product which combines multimedia inflight entertainment with Internet OnAir to allow streaming or downloading of on-demand content to passengers’ own personal electronic devices, replicating the functionality that they have athome using TV channels’ on-demand apps. Inflight connectivity allows for time-critical information, such as live news and sports highlights, to be updated constantly throughout the flight. OnAir’s latest solution, OnAir Plug,has added another dimension to inflight connectivity to optimize it for operational usage by the cabin and cockpit crew, and for maintenance and aircraft health monitoring.
OnAir’ solutions are available for every aircraft type. OnAir has roaming agreements with more than 350 mobile network operators around the world and a unique network of authorizations from over 90 countries. In addition, we use Inmarsat’s satellite constellation. The combination means we provide reliable and consistent global coverage for all the routes OnAir's customers fly.
OnAir has over 60 customers, of which 28 are currently in service; the majority are airlines. Other customers include VIP and business jet owners and operators, as well as cruise ship operators and Solar Impulse, the team developing the world’s first solar-powered aircraft. Airline customers range from full service airlines to low-cost carriers, and include airlines such as Qatar, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Aeroflot and TAM. OnAir was incorporated in February 2005 and is owned by SITA, the leading IT solutions provider to the air transport world.