All of us at Aircell are grateful for the extraordinary response we have received since our official launch announcement in June. Airlines, our technology partners, passengers, the media, and analysts have been extremely sincere in their interest, and remain excited about the prospect of broadband access on business jets and commercial airliners in 2008.
In many ways, a first announcement of this nature in a burgeoning industry is bound to create controversy both in and outside the space. And, with this controversy often comes a great deal of misinformation. In order to avoid further confusion for all involved and interested, over the next few communications I’d like to address several overarching issues about inflight broadband. This week, I begin with the essential, yet widely misrepresented, process upon which the bedrock of all communications is based, government approval.