Major US Carriers Sever Connexions.

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have withdrawn their financial support for the Connexion by Boeing inflight Internet project.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the airlines told Boeing that Connexion was among ventures now considered expendable, but that it is likely that they would come back as customers rather than as equity partners.

The report described the Connexion project as Boeing`s most ambitious diversification effort, appears to be in jeopardy now that the three largest US airlines have pulled out as partners. However, some company executives weeks ago suggested the focus had shifted to providing airborne security by transmitting data or video to ground controllers.