OnAir connectivity now line fit on Qatar A350s

A Qatar Airways Airbus A350 XWB
A Qatar Airways Airbus A350 XWB

OnAir’s inflight connectivity suite, including Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir, is being installed as line fit on Qatar Airways’ new Airbus A350s, the first of which was unveiled in Doha today.

Passengers can choose between mobile phone connectivity and Wi-Fi.

While flying, passengers have been taking to social media to say how much they like inflight connectivity and appreciate staying online.

Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir, said: “OnAir’s innovation has ensured that the internal technology matches the ground-breaking work that has gone into the construction of the A350.

“We are helping Qatar Airways give its passengers the most up-to-date solutions that fall in line with passengers’ expectations of a five-star airline.”

OnAir’s next-generation inflight connectivity services, using Inmarsat’s Ka-band GX Aviation, will be launched on the A350 in 2016.

The new Inmarsat network will provide up to 50Mbps to the aircraft, across the globe.

“OnAir has been at the forefront of the inflight connectivity market since the very beginning. I am very proud that we’re continuing our tradition with another first for the industry with the launch of GX Aviation,” added Dawkins.

The OnAir-connected Airbus A350 will initially fly on the Doha-Frankfurt route.

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