Airborne Internet

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Airborne Internet can provide an interconnected digital data network between aircraft, and between aircraft and the ground. It has the potential to change how aircraft are monitored and tracked by the air traffic control system, and how they exchange information with and about other aircraft. Critical information such as weather, turbulence, and landing conditions can be transferred, as well as the distance between aircraft. This information becomes even more critical for aircraft that are beyond the range of conventional surveillance radar. There would also be the capability to allow aircraft passengers to go 'on-line' to check their e-mail, pay bills and surf the web.[1]


  1. ^ Castellano, Pete (January 2, 2006). "The Future is Now: The World of the 'Airborne Internet'". FAA. Retrieved December 9, 2016. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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