BlackBerry hits the skies

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OnAir just got their GSM equipment certified for airworthiness, meaning it won’t be long until European fliers will have something productive to do on those short flights. The European Aviation Safety Authority approved OnAir’s services after rigorous testing, and will soon be available on the Airbus A318 among others.

“The service will be launched on an Air France aircraft, followed by bmi and TAP (of Portugal) aircraft. All three airlines will run single aircraft commercial trials on Airbus aircraft, which will allow them to fine-tune their passenger communications offer and evaluate it before embarking on a fuller-scale deployment. The first fleet deployment of OnAir’s services will be on Ryanair’s Boeing 737 aircraft.”

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