Virgin Atlantic (VS) has become the launch customer for ARINC’s Cabin Connect, which enables passengers to access the Internet, send and receive email and use universal messaging through their own portable electronic devices via ARINC SwiftBroadband Wi-Fi Internet hotspots. The first aircraft to be equipped with Cabin Connect will be a VS Airbus A330 in the first quarter of 2013. SwiftBroadband is an IP-based packet-switched service with “always-on” data connectivity ...

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