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Bluetooth Connectivity Hits the IFC Market with Big Promises

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 11, 2016
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fflya Bluetooth connectivity app for aviation
fflya Bluetooth connectivity app for aviation. Photo: AS-IP

[Avionics Magazine 10-11-2016] AS-IP Tech, a company developing Bluetooth In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solutions for aircraft, has launched its first Bluetooth Smart IFC product, fflya. AS-IP Tech is currently in negotiations with an Airbus A340 operator to commence flight-testing the app.

fflya delivers free app messaging and destination savings that AS-IP believes will enhance the passenger’s flight experience and allow the airline to earn revenue without having to charge. It integrates the latest generation app technology, Bluetooth Smart capability and narrowband satellite protocols.

“fflya is an extremely important development for the airline industry as it opens up a whole new way to connect, previously thought not possible. fflya is specifically designed for the majority of airlines waiting for a solution as passengers believe connectivity costs should be comparative to what they experience on the ground or free,” said AS-IP CEO Ron Chapman.

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