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OnAir announced that it plans to release a GSM network for aircraft that will allow passengers to use their own mobile phones to send and receive calls and text messages. TAP and Air France has signed up for the service which is scheduled to begin operations in 2007. OnAir is a joint venture of Sita Inc. and Airbus.
Total Entertainment System
Rockwell Collins highlights its Total Entertainment System, for twin aisle aircraft. This provides audio/visual options for passengers at their seats.
Rockwell Collins has the SAT-906 SATCOM System and HST-900 high-speed transceiver system that will enable 64kbps connectivity. It includes Internet and e-mail access while in flight.