Starlink Aviation: 350Mbps internet speed on airplanes from SpaceX

    SpaceX has announced the official details of its Starlink satellite internet service for aviation, and promises to deliver speeds of up to 350 …

    Starlink Aviation: 350Mbps internet speed on airplanes from SpaceX

    SpaceX has announced the official details of its Starlink satellite internet service for aviation, and promises to deliver speeds of up to 350 Mbps per aircraft.Delta Executive Board Leader Ed Bastianconfirmed earlier this year that the airline has conducted “exploratory tests” of Starlink’s internet technology for its aircraft. Hawaiian Airlines It also announced that it will start offering Starlink internet with “selected” aircraft at the same time in 2023. Shortly after that, and after launching Starlink for RVs, the Federal Liaison Board authorized the company to provide satellite internet services to vehicles.

    According to the company’s FAQ page Starlink Aviation The service, named Aero Terminals, will be available worldwide as long as the aircraft has an unobstructed view of the sky. With the service’s satellites moving in low Earth orbit, one or more additional satellites are almost always on board the planes. SpaceX says this means that passengers will always have access to the internet, whether the plane is on land or on the water, even when taxiing or disembarking.

    Starlink Aviation If SpaceX truly lives up to its promises, it looks set to be much faster than other satellite options that offer speeds of up to 100 Mbps per aircraft. The company argues that the service will allow passengers to do things they wouldn’t normally be able to do in-flight, such as making scenic calls, playing online games, and using a VPN.

    Based on the FAQs, SpaceX is trying to add Starlink reinforcements to a number of private jet models, but the company plans to offer the service to more aircraft in the future. As SpaceX already has a subsidiary with Hawaiian Airlines and a potential partnership with Delta, we may see more airlines announcing Starlink as an in-flight WiFi service in the near future.

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