Nineteen SQ Boeing 777 aircraft will be fitted with Wi-Fi technology.

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  1. Chimpy
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    OnAir and Aeroconseil will, in the coming months, begin fitting nineteen Boeing 777 aircraft from the Singapore Airlines fleet with onboard GSM and Wi-Fi technology.

    Aeroconseil will cover the engineering and certification aspects of the changes alongside OnAir, which is providing equipment and the connectivity services to passengers' mobile devices.

    Ian Dawkins, Chief Executive Officer of OnAir, said, "OnAir is delighted to work with Aeroconseil, which has an established reputation in the design and certification of inflight connectivity STCs. It is clear airline passengers increasingly expect to be able to use their mobile devices for calls, texting, emails and mobile data during flights. A seamless transition is growing between how we stay in touch in a taxi, on the train, at the airport and on the plane. As OnAir's customer base expands to help airlines meet those passenger demands, we will continue to partner with expert specialists such as Aeroconseil."
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    http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news11/54-OnAir.shtml
    A shame they are not fitting more planes, but its a start.:)
     
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    Now you can visit the sites Mrs Chimpy doesn't allow you to visit when she's not flying with you :p
     
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    By this summer 2011, all ULH (A345) will have the on-board Internet.
    Certainly it will make the 18 hours flight time to or from EWR more interesting, more enjoyable and more productive. :)
     
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    I look forward to giving this a try once introduced. Hope they give lots of introductory free time like they did with the old connexion service (which was patchy) but cool when I was chatting online at 39,000 feet! (and working of course).
     
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    I think the technology has improved significantly in the last couple years. I used flynet on LH in December and it was quite fast for the sky(Literally 30 times faster than the lounge). I'm hoping SQ can meet or beat LH's quality in internet service.
     

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