London and Oslo, Norway -- (Business Wire) The Boeing company's new B777-200LR Worldliner exhibited this week at the Paris Air Show will be equipped with flight-proven passenger mobile cellular technology from AeroMobile(TM), a partnership of ARINC Incorporated and Telenor. The AeroMobile in-flight technology will travel with the Worldliner on its World Tour later in the year.
"Market research has proven that passengers -- especially business people on international flights -- carry mobile phones and the majority would like the option of using them," stated Graham Lake, Managing Director, ARINC Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
AeroMobile is designed to initially leverage the proven Inmarsat "Classic" Aero H, H+ & I satcom systems already installed on the majority of today's long-haul commercial aircraft. The architecture making this possible will also support future broadband satellite solutions as they become available, yielding a comprehensive, future-proof solution for in-flight mobile connectivity available only from AeroMobile.
"AeroMobile's is the only proven technology flying today that offers airlines an economical future-proofed solution," stated Jan Tore Meren, Senior Vice President, Telenor New Business. "Using AeroMobile, airlines with Classic Inmarsat satcom equipment can offer cellular services to today's passengers at minimal cost. And they can upgrade the service as future advanced Inmarsat connectivity becomes available. AeroMobile is the lowest-cost, lowest-risk, and highest-return solution available for in-flight mobile, period."
Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Telenor is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services. Telenor is one of Norway's largest companies with 2004 revenues of approx NOK 61.3 billion (approximately US$ 9.1 billion) and a workforce of 20,900 located in Norway and abroad. Telenor is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (TEL) and NASDAQ in New York (TELN). For more information, visit the Telenor web site at www.telenor.com.
ARINC Incorporated is the world leader in transportation communications and systems engineering. The company develops and operates communications and information processing systems and provides systems engineering and integration solutions to five key industries: airports, aviation, defense, government, and surface transportation. Founded to provide reliable and efficient radio communications for the airlines, ARINC is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, and operates key regional offices in London and Singapore, with over 3,000 employees worldwide. ARINC is ISO 9001:2000 Certified. For more information, visit the ARINC web site at www.arinc.com.