the airline industry has been remarkably slow in embracing internet and related products for use onboard aircraft, but it now looks like the tide is finally changing. currently in a try-out phase only, australian carrier qantas hands out an ipad 2 on a designated boeing 767-300 to both business class and economy class passengers. the project is aptly named q streaming, and each passenger onboard this specific airplane will find the device in their seat-back pocket, while those in business class get an additional flexible stand which can be used on the fold-down meal tray. a special q streaming app that's loaded onto the ipad serves as the front-end for on-demand entertainment beamed over wireless networking from a central server on the aircraft. interestingly, q streaming also allows passengers with their own tablet to download videos to watch within a 24-hour period of leaving the aircraft if the program was cut short by the plane landing. qantas' innovative system is also compatible with other tablets, notebooks and even smartphones. the q streaming try-out will continue until the end of this month, and this specific plane flies the airline's main routes within australia only.