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Jet Republic selects SwiftBroadband for entire fleet

11th May 2009 - 16:28 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Aircell has kicked off its week at EBACE by announcing that Jet Republic has selected its SwiftBroadband solution for its entire fleet of aircraft, which by covering 110 systems is the largest SwiftBroadband system order ever placed.

Aircell’s SwiftBroadband solution will allow Jet Republic passengers to use their Wi-Fi smartphones for email in flight. They can also use the system’s integrated cabin handsets to make voice calls. Aircell’s SwiftBroadband solution is powered by Thrane & Thrane.

With operational headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal, Jet Republic is a private jet club that offers two different programmes to its members – share ownership and a private jet card. Based exclusively on factory-new Learjet 60 XR aircraft, the company serves 1,000 airports in Europe with guaranteed aircraft availability at as little as 24 hours’ notice.

“Jet Republic’s aim is to revolutionise the private jet experience – to create the aviation equivalent of a five-star boutique hotel. By introducing BlackBerry and iPhone connectivity, our members are able to keep in touch with the world, even from 51,000 feet,” said Jonathan Breeze, founder and CEO, Jet Republic.

The first Aircell-equipped Jet Republic aircraft is scheduled to enter service in September 2009.

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