American Airlines is one step closer to offering in-flight broadband access to it's passengers. Aircell, the airline's in-flight internet provider, just received approval from the FAA to begin producing and employing it's broadband connectivity gear on any aircraft cleared to use it. The service will initially be limited to transcontinental US flights, but will eventually roll out to shorter flights. Both companies expect to debut the service by the end of 2008.

According to ars technica:

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