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Starlink could bring internet to planes in 2022

Request for satellite connection forwarded to Federal Communications Commission

Confirmed the negotiations between the US aerospace company Starlink of Elon Musk and some airlines that would like to implement on their planes the satellite internet connection service. The company has already applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 

At the moment there are more than 1800 Starlink satellites in Low Earth Orbit authorized by the FCC, but the ultimate goal is to have about 30.000. In any case, the internet transmission ecosystem has started in these days the first connectivity tests on some aircraft. According to indiscretions filtered in the previous weeks, the entrepreneur is aiming at creating and developing compatibility with the B-737 Max and A-320neo aircraft, among the most widespread at global level. 

Confirmations come from the commercial vice-president of the aerospace company, Jonathan Hofeller, who announced that the service could be launched "as soon as possible", perhaps as early as the first months of 2022. In fact, the US company has already submitted to the US telecommunications regulator the request for authorization to bring the internet signal on planes, cars, cargo ships and trucks. 

On the same subject see the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency