Thursday, September 2, 2010

EgyptAir Gets Live Connectivity On New A330

Aviation Daily Sep 02 , 2010 , p. 12
Neelam Mathews

The first of EgyptAir’s fleet of Airbus A330-300 aircraft powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines operating to London has been fitted with Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir inflight passenger communications services.

Eight A330-300s are on order, and more are scheduled to be equipped with the systems in coming months. Customers can now stay connected inflight using their own mobile phones or smartphones and access the Internet.

OnAir is owned by SITA and Airbus. “OnAir inflight connectivity helps us further differentiate our offering,” EgyptAir Chairman and CEO Alaa Ashour, said. “Within two to three years, we’re convinced that all airlines will demand this level of onboard mobile communications,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir.

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