Boeing to drop in-flight web service

Boeing is to axe its Connexion in-flight internet service and quit the broadband market, citing lack of interest from the airline industry.

Boeing is to axe its Connexion in-flight internet service and quit the broadband market, citing lack of interest from the airline industry.

The Connexion by Boeing service was set up to provide satellite-based high-speed internet access on aeroplanes and ships.

The aircraft manufacturer said a detailed business and market analysis of its service - including discussions with existing users and potential new business partners - had led to the decision to close it down. Boeing will work with users to facilitate "an orderly phase out", the company said.

Boeing chief executive Jim Mc­Nerney said, "Over the past six years, we have invested substantial time, resources and technology in Connexion by Boeing. Regrettably, the market for this service has not materialised as had been expected."



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