International Communications Group (Booth 729) has launched NxtMail, its on-board global e-mail service for business aircraft, using the Iridium satellite service. The service allows users with BlackBerry smartphones, iPhones and PDAs to access e-mail and internet anywhere in the world via wi-fi. The NxtMail server can handle 10 users at a fraction of the cost of broadband services, and can send e-mails with small attachments.

Jeff Saucedo, ICG's VP of product sales, says: “NxtMail provides global coverage without the limitations inherent to regional systems that rely on radio towers or other services that use geosynchronous Satcom systems.”

Source: Flight Daily News