Tenzing Communications Inc. will deploy its inflight email and Web service across the entire Air Canada fleet of aircraft.
From November 2000 to May 2001, Air Canada participated in the first-ever commercial airline passenger trial of inflight email and Web content and, with enthusiastic passenger response, decided to implement the programme fleet-wide.
Passengers during the trial were able to connect laptops to existing seat-back phones and send and receive email and surf selected Web content from 33,000 feet. The Tenzing system is installed on five aircraft used for the trial and will be rolled out across the remaining aircraft during 2002. The Air Canada fleet consists of more than 200 aircraft. Passengers can register for the service at the Air Canada Web site or using CDs available in the seat-back pockets on the plane.