Archive For January, 2008

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In-flight Internet access…and mobile phones too?

I read a business article in The Economist ('Mobile Phones on planes - Your call') during the Christmas holidays about the current developments in passenger in-flight systems, specifically the provision of Internet data access and the potential to support mobile (cell) phone voice calls during flight. The article reports on trials of a Wi-Fi (Wikipedia) data service by JetBlue and…

In-Service Evidence

The UK Ministry of Defence recently announced that its Chinook helicopter HC3 variants will undergo a £90.1m ($181m) upgrade. The press release itself is rather brief, but the story in Flight Global ('UK signs £90 million deal to fix grounded Chinook helicopters') gives a bit more background. However, to really understand the purpose of the upgrade, you need to cross-reference…