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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Emirates scores another first with inflight communications

Customers connect onboard the A380.
The Emirates has set yet another industry standard by launching an inflight communications in its A380 aircraft.

Emirates seems reputed for setting industry standards and with the latest inflight innovations and connectivity; including being the first airline to equip entire Airbus fleet with in-flight phones in 1993.

A year later, Emirates’s became the  first airline to equip entire Airbus fleet with in-flight fax machines; 2003: First airline to offer live BBC text news headlines on its aircraft; 2006: Personal in-seat email and Short Messaging Service (SMS) installed throughout the fleet, in all classes. 

Also in 2008, Emirate was reportedly the first airline to offer onboard mobile telephone services in collaboration, while in 2011 Emirates unveiled Wi-Fi internet access on A380 in conjunction with OnAir.

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