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Cessna to offer high-speed Internet aboard some Citations

Cessna Aircraft will offer high-speed Internet as a factory option on board its Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X business jets beginning with aircraft delivering in the second quarter of 2010, the company reports.

Cessna signed an agreement with Aircell, a provider of airborne communications.  The system will allow passengers to use their own Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, tablet PCs, smartphones and PDAs to surf the Web, send and receive e-mail and access corporate Virtual Private Networks.