Eclipse, a Paris-based satcom, ACARS and data-link services provisioner has teamed with OnAir, a SITA/Airbus joint venture specializing in SwiftBroadband connectivity, to market OnAir's new airborne connectivity system. Mobile OnAir provides passengers with inflight mobile phone connectivity, as well as mobile data facilitating “office-in-the-sky” applications, via laptops and smartphones.

OnAir and Eclipse are working with industry partners to develop additional STCs for the system. Since OnAir's launch in 2005, it has signed on with air carriers as well as six executive/VIP aircraft. OnAir also has teamed with TriaGnoSys to install the voice, text message, Internet and email services on business aircraft. Germany-based TriaGnoSys has extensive experience providing mobile communications applications.