AirCell Partners with Formation
AirCell partners with Formation
November 16, 2007
AirCell has partnered with Formation Inc. to incorporate critical
avionic hardware components in the AirCell Broadband System to
deliver inflight connectivity to passengers.
Formation has developed two critical hardware components of AirCell’s
AirCell’s Central Processor Unit and the custom-built Cabin
Wireless Access Point (CWAP).
AirCell will use Formation’s hardware in combination with
the company’s air-to-ground technology, which transmits
and receives data between the ground and the aircraft to enable
broadband Internet service.
Testing in Early ‘08 AirCell will begin testing Formation's
components as part of its partnerships with American Airlines
and Virgin America in early 2008.
AirCell’s service will let passengers check e-mail, surf
the Web, and access their VPN inflight using either IFE systems
or their own Wi-Fi-enabled laptop computers, Smartphones, PDAs,
and portable gaming systems.