American Airlines Selects AirCell to Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi Service Over U.S.

American Airlines Becomes First Airline to Launch AirCell's High-Speed

Broadband Internet Service on Aircraft Flying Over U.S.; Conquering the

Last Frontier for Internet Access



Aug 01, 2007, 01:00 ET from AirCell

    ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AirCell, the leading
 wireless data and voice communications provider in business aviation,
 announced it is teaming with American Airlines to test broadband services
 with passengers across the U.S. beginning in 2008. AirCell's new Broadband
 Internet service will allow business and leisure passengers to check
 e-mail, surf the Web, tap into an office network and stay current on the
 latest news, using their own Wi-Fi enabled laptops, PDAs, iPhones(R),
 BlackBerrys(R) and portable gaming systems -- while in flight. Passenger
 testing will be conducted on American Airlines fleet of Boeing 767-200
 aircraft that primarily fly transcontinental routes. As the first to launch
 in-flight broadband capabilities, American and AirCell are pioneering the
 last frontier of domestic Internet service.
     This high-speed broadband Internet service is made possible by
 AirCell's unique air-to-ground network, which uses the latest technology to
 transmit and receive data between the ground and the aircraft. American
 Airlines customer testing will incorporate the following features and
 capabilities upon initial rollout:
     -- Nationwide in-flight broadband Internet service
     -- Coast-to-coast, border-to-border, U.S. coverage, extending from the
        Atlantic to the Pacific and the Canadian to the Mexican borders -- day
     -- Usable by passengers equipped with 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi enabled devices
        Real-time access to the Internet (using the passenger's own browser,
        bookmarks, etc.)
     -- An array of context and destination-related content
     "We understand that broadband connectivity is important to our business
 customers and others who want to use their PDAs and laptops for real-time,
 in-flight broadband communications," said Dan Garton, Executive Vice
 President - Marketing for American Airlines. "This is part of our
 continuing effort to take the lead in enhancing the travel experience for
 our customers and meet their evolving needs."
     "Travelers are already bringing their own Wi-Fi enabled devices onto
 planes," said Jack Blumenstein, AirCell CEO. "Bringing broadband access
 onto domestic flights at an everyday, affordable price provides travelers
 the opportunity to recapture time. Making productive use of the time in the
 air will give them time back on the ground with family or just relaxing."
     "Airline customers across the U.S. list broadband access in flight as
 one of their top wishes," continued Blumenstein. "As the first airline to
 deploy broadband access, American is demonstrating its commitment to the
 business traveler and to its industry-leading position in technological
 innovation."
     The cost of the service on American Airlines will be announced at the
 time of service roll-out. For information about AirCell and its broadband
 Internet service visit http://www.aircell.com
     About AirCell
     AirCell(R) is the leader in global airborne telecommunications for the
 Business Aviation market. Its products are offered by virtually every
 fixed- and rotor-wing airframe manufacturer in business aviation, and are
 installed aboard the world's four largest fractional ownership fleets. A
 single-source, turnkey provider of equipment, service, and technical
 support, AirCell simplifies airborne communications and keeps you In Touch,
 In Flight(R).
     The 2006 winner of the FCC's exclusive broadband frequency license,
 AirCell is also pioneering a revolutionary new wireless broadband system
 for North America. Available only from AirCell, it will include robust
 Wi-Fi hotspots that enable airline passengers to surf the Internet, use
 e-mail, and log on to their corporate VPN's using their personal
 802.11a/b/g-equipped Wi-Fi data devices. The system will also offer airline
 operational communications capabilities and provide a path to a wealth of
 future cabin services.
     Set for introduction in 2008, the new broadband service will also be
 available to business aircraft operators, offering a similar set of
 features. Customers that currently have an AirCell Axxess(TM)
 communications system aboard their aircraft can easily add the new AirCell
 broadband link by installing the appropriate radio and a small,
 air-to-ground antenna. AirCell (http://www.aircell.com) has facilities in
 Louisville, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois, USA.
     About American Airlines:
     American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American
 Eagle and the American Connection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40
 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet
 numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site,
 AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus
 personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a
 founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, which brings together some of
 the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer
 their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on
 its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140
 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle
 Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines,
 American Eagle, American Connection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered
 trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE:   AMR).
     AirCell is a registered trademark of AirCell LLC. All other trademarks
 are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE AirCell
    ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AirCell, the leading
 wireless data and voice communications provider in business aviation,
 announced it is teaming with American Airlines to test broadband services
 with passengers across the U.S. beginning in 2008. AirCell's new Broadband
 Internet service will allow business and leisure passengers to check
 e-mail, surf the Web, tap into an office network and stay current on the
 latest news, using their own Wi-Fi enabled laptops, PDAs, iPhones(R),
 BlackBerrys(R) and portable gaming systems -- while in flight. Passenger
 testing will be conducted on American Airlines fleet of Boeing 767-200
 aircraft that primarily fly transcontinental routes. As the first to launch
 in-flight broadband capabilities, American and AirCell are pioneering the
 last frontier of domestic Internet service.
     This high-speed broadband Internet service is made possible by
 AirCell's unique air-to-ground network, which uses the latest technology to
 transmit and receive data between the ground and the aircraft. American
 Airlines customer testing will incorporate the following features and
 capabilities upon initial rollout:
     -- Nationwide in-flight broadband Internet service
     -- Coast-to-coast, border-to-border, U.S. coverage, extending from the
        Atlantic to the Pacific and the Canadian to the Mexican borders -- day
     -- Usable by passengers equipped with 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi enabled devices
        Real-time access to the Internet (using the passenger's own browser,
        bookmarks, etc.)
     -- An array of context and destination-related content
     "We understand that broadband connectivity is important to our business
 customers and others who want to use their PDAs and laptops for real-time,
 in-flight broadband communications," said Dan Garton, Executive Vice
 President - Marketing for American Airlines. "This is part of our
 continuing effort to take the lead in enhancing the travel experience for
 our customers and meet their evolving needs."
     "Travelers are already bringing their own Wi-Fi enabled devices onto
 planes," said Jack Blumenstein, AirCell CEO. "Bringing broadband access
 onto domestic flights at an everyday, affordable price provides travelers
 the opportunity to recapture time. Making productive use of the time in the
 air will give them time back on the ground with family or just relaxing."
     "Airline customers across the U.S. list broadband access in flight as
 one of their top wishes," continued Blumenstein. "As the first airline to
 deploy broadband access, American is demonstrating its commitment to the
 business traveler and to its industry-leading position in technological
 innovation."
     The cost of the service on American Airlines will be announced at the
 time of service roll-out. For information about AirCell and its broadband
 Internet service visit http://www.aircell.com
     About AirCell
     AirCell(R) is the leader in global airborne telecommunications for the
 Business Aviation market. Its products are offered by virtually every
 fixed- and rotor-wing airframe manufacturer in business aviation, and are
 installed aboard the world's four largest fractional ownership fleets. A
 single-source, turnkey provider of equipment, service, and technical
 support, AirCell simplifies airborne communications and keeps you In Touch,
 In Flight(R).
     The 2006 winner of the FCC's exclusive broadband frequency license,
 AirCell is also pioneering a revolutionary new wireless broadband system
 for North America. Available only from AirCell, it will include robust
 Wi-Fi hotspots that enable airline passengers to surf the Internet, use
 e-mail, and log on to their corporate VPN's using their personal
 802.11a/b/g-equipped Wi-Fi data devices. The system will also offer airline
 operational communications capabilities and provide a path to a wealth of
 future cabin services.
     Set for introduction in 2008, the new broadband service will also be
 available to business aircraft operators, offering a similar set of
 features. Customers that currently have an AirCell Axxess(TM)
 communications system aboard their aircraft can easily add the new AirCell
 broadband link by installing the appropriate radio and a small,
 air-to-ground antenna. AirCell (http://www.aircell.com) has facilities in
 Louisville, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois, USA.
     About American Airlines:
     American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American
 Eagle and the American Connection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40
 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet
 numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site,
 AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus
 personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a
 founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, which brings together some of
 the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer
 their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on
 its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140
 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle
 Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines,
 American Eagle, American Connection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered
 trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE:   AMR).
     AirCell is a registered trademark of AirCell LLC. All other trademarks
 are the property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE AirCell