TAP Portugal and bmi signed up to trial the commercial use of mobile phones onboard of some of their A320 family aircraft in partnership with OnAir, the Airbus-SITA joint venture. The trials will take place toward the end of 2006 based on the current timetable to have OnAir's onboard equipment "fully certified" with "the necessary telecommunications regulatory framework put in place." Passengers on TAP A321s will be able to use their GSM mobile phones and other GPRS-enabled devices such as ...

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