OnAir establishes a connected zone within the airline, using an on-board piocell. Passengers’ phones can only connect to the piocell, and a central server interfaces with the aircraft system to establish an air-to-ground link, using a satellite communications system to allocate air-to-ground resources. The system allows passengers to use their mobile devices as they would on the ground.
“Garuda Indonesia is a highly respected and long-established airline in Asia Pacific, so the fact that OnAir has been selected to provide its passenger connectivity after a thorough analysis underlines the strength of our connectivity solutions,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir. “Connectivity is now a must-have for any airline wishing to offer the most up-to-date cabin services.”
The first installation will take place in November.