SEATTLE, 3 May 2006. Connexion by Boeing, a business of The Boeing Company, has been chosen to provide in-flight Internet access for e-mail, data, and voice services for the Government of Japan. The agreement calls for the installation of the Connexion by Boeing mobile information service on two 747-400 executive transport aircraft operated by the Government of Japan starting in February 2007. Installation of the Connexion by Boeing next-generation antenna will be performed by Japan Airlines.
The two aircraft to be modified are used by the Government of Japan to provide transportation for the Emperor and high-ranking government officials.
The agreement includes the Connexion by Boeing Executive Private Voice option, a hybrid Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service that provides point-to-point telephone service.