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The NASA small aircraft transportation system (SATS) airborne Internet (AI) is a key enabling technology that must successfully contribute to the scheduled SATS technology demonstrations in 2003-5 and to the future SATS flight operations. The development of the SATS AI testbed is the first step to supporting the NASA GRC airborne Internet initiative. It will allow numerous communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) technologies to be evaluated. Future growth of the SATS AI testbed capabilities is a practical option as other communication means are evaluated, or as new communications capabilities are introduced.