British Airways is planning to test in-flight WiFi Internet connectivity on one of its Boeing 747 aircraft in late 2013.
However, the airline has yet to decide on a fleet wide deployment of in-flight Internet access as it continues to have doubts about the service.
British Airways will begin the 1-year connectivity trial using the Panasonic Avionics Ku-band satellite-based Internet system, reports the Apex Editor’s Blog.
The airline will also test mobile telephone connectivity through airborne GSM service provider AeroMobile. However, this will not include voice calls as the airline maintains that, according to consumer feedback, customers “do not want voice calls on flights.”