Key appointment for OnAir

1st Feb 2006

Adrian Gane being appointed as OnAir Commercial Director and as a member of the Management Board.  Gane has
responsibility for all commercial aspects of the business for the new
mobile telephony, web and managed network services as well as existing

George Cooper, CEO of OnAir, said, “Adrian’s experience as a senior
manager at Cathay Pacific is particularly pertinent because Cathay,
being a cabin innovator, is typical of our target airlines.  In 2006, we
expect to add more customers to the two airlines that have already
signed up for our onboard mobile phone service and Adrian will play a
leading role in making that happen.” 

Adrian Gane, OnAir’s new Commercial Director, said, “Onboard passenger
communications will be big for the airline industry in 2006 and beyond
and there is no doubt that OnAir is leading the charge.  I am very
pleased to be in a position to play a leading role in the
commercialization of this service.”

Gane spent 17 years at Cathay Pacific in a variety of roles, including
having responsibility for the UK and Europe at a time of route
restructuring for the airline, and running the operations in Japan and
Korea as SARS struck.  His last job at Cathay was as General Manager of
the Middle East, India and Africa at a time of significant expansion in
the region. 

Gane, who is married with three children, graduated from Oxford
University and spent four years as an army officer before joining Cathay


OnAir has recently announced that bmi and TAP Portugal will run three
month trials of the mobile phone service, starting at the end of 2006.
In addition, the company already provides communications services on
flights for airlines including Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific,
Emirates, EVA Airways, Iberia, KLM, Malaysian Airlines, Northwest
Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Atlantic.



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