US airline passengers to make in-flight VoIP calls by 2012

Passengers on US discount airline JetBlue will be able to make in-flight VoIP calls by 2012. The company has announced that telecommunications firm ViaSat Inc will deliver satellite broadband and TV services across its 160-strong fleet of aircraft. JetBlue must test the technology and get permission from the Federal Aviation Administration before the system can be rolled out. Following its…