Dassault launches inflight calls app


Dassault Aviation has introduced an inflight phone application that enables passengers to use their smartphones and access their contacts on board Falcon aircraft.

Available through the Apple and Google app stores and compatible with all Falcons equipped with Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), the FalconTalk app operates independently of SIM cards, using the aircraft phone number.

“Customer demand for more user friendly and efficient connectivity is growing exponentially, and we’re continuously investing to meet that demand,” said Olivier Villa, executive vice president, civil aircraft at Dassault Aviation.

Once the app is downloaded and connected to the aircraft wi-fi, all the user has to do is select the relevant profile (VIP, guest or pilot) upon first use, type in an extension from the list and enter a username. The service then takes over, automatically managing all connections to satcom operators (Satcom Direct, ARINCDirect or Inmarsat Access Networks).

The app is available for the Falcon 2000 and 900 EASy series, Falcon 7X and 8X.

May 25, 2017

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