The ability to use your mobile phone at 35,000ft (11,000m) will cease to be a flight of fancy in mid-2006 as the result of a new company being formed by Airbus, SITA and Tenzing. Yesterday at the show, the three partners announced the creation of the as-yet unnamed venture to offer services enabling travellers to use mobile phones, send text messages and surf the net on board commercial airliners. "This is a breakthrough," said Francesco Violante, managing director of SITA INC. "We are creating something really new.

Source: Flight Daily News