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SITA and OnAir have formed SITA OnAir to help airlines realise the full potential of the connected aircraft. Today’s aircraft generate so much data in flight that airlines have to look for ways to make the best operational use of the connected aircraft. SITA OnAir plans to set the benchmark for true nose-to-tail connected aircraft solutions, regardless of fleet size, route structure or aircraft type.

SITA OnAir brings together the companies’ industry leadership in a range of areas of expertise: ground and inflight connectivity, cockpit data services and air traffic management solutions, aircraft communications and infrastructure solutions, as well as application development for both passengers and crew. The core of the new business organisation is SITA’s proven knowledge of airline communications and IT, and OnAir’s expertise in supplying in-flight connectivity.

Francesco Violante, CEO, SITA said, “The connected aircraft will transform both the passenger and crew experience while improving airlines’ operational efficiency. It’s a win-win for passengers and airlines, connecting people throughout their whole journey, increasing revenue by encouraging more people to fly, and reducing costs by improving turnaround times and on-time performance. We are using the respective strengths of SITA OnAir to create powerful solutions for the entire airline industry.”

“The connected aircraft is nothing unless it is fully integrated into an airline’s IT infrastructure, which is a highly complicated undertaking. SITA has supplied IT solutions to airlines for over 65 years, in particular integrating new technologies into complex IT systems,”added Violante.

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