Emirates to launch in-flight connectivity on A380s!

Pssst….I’m hearing that Emirates today signed a deal with OnAir to bring the Airbus/SITA joint venture’s in-flight connectivity solution to its Airbus A380s.

A formal announcement is expected to be released in the coming days.

The deal opens up loads of talking points. Emirates is, after all, in the process of fitting OnAir rival AeroMobile’s connectivity solution to the rest of its fleet. Plus, the deal comes on the heels of Qatar’s big announcement this week that it will launch Thales’ new connected IFE – plus OnAir connectivity – on its Boeing 787s!

However, those points will have to be addressed later, as I’ve just arrived home from the Aircraft Interiors Expo and I must admit that my brain is totally fried (my feet are also totally swollen, which could be a result of Continental Airlines’ incredibly uncomfortable economy-class seats – Koito-licious – or the fact that I was moshing like a teenager at last night’s Panasonic party, which was off the hook).

So stay tuned to this space for updates.

(Photo above from BriYYZ’s photo stream on Flickr

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