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ARINC Direct adds local dialling option ? Direct Dial International

12th May 2009 - 12:39 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


ARINC Direct has added a new local dialling option to its ground-to-air telephone service for operators of business aircraft based outside the United States. ARINC’s Direct Dial International service allows ARINC Direct subscribers to place phone calls directly to their aircraft by dialling a telephone number that is local for them.

The new service eliminates a previous requirement to dial a number local to the United States when placing calls to corporate aircraft.

Direct Dial International is available immediately to customers of ARINC Direct from 75 countries and hundreds of metropolitan areas around the globe, including much of Europe. Aircraft operators may reserve local telephone numbers in several countries to simplify calling aircraft around the world.

“Our European customers have been especially eager for this introduction of locally dialled telephone access to their aircraft,” stated Dave Poltorak, ARINC vice-president and managing director, ARINC EMEA. “We are proud to introduce Direct Dial International as an industry first that makes corporate communications simpler and more convenient.”

At the subscriber’s option, ARINC Direct can assign a local phone number either to one specific aircraft or an entire fleet. Callers can simply choose the desired aircraft, and the handset location onboard, from an easy-to-use voice menu after dialling.

ARINC’s Direct Dial International service also offers dynamic routing, enabling calls to be connected to the aircraft seamlessly via Inmarsat Classic, Inmarsat Swift, Verizon Airfone, or Iridium satellite services. And an automatic fax detection feature allows sending faxes to the aircraft via the same local number with no user intervention required.

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