Starlink Aviation will provide aircraft 350 Mbps satellite internet from SpaceX.

The official information on SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service for aviation has been made public, and it claims to provide rates of up to 350 Mbps for each aircraft.

Ed Bastian, the chief executive of Delta, said last year that the company conducted "exploratory testing" on Starlink's internet system on board its aircraft.

Around the same time in 2023, Hawaiian Airlines also made the announcement that it will begin installing Starlink internet on "select" planes.

According to Starlink Aviation's FAQ, its Aero Terminal-equipped aircraft may be reached globally. The service's low-earth orbit satellites are usually visible from above.

According to SpaceX, this guarantees that users will always have access to the internet, whether the aircraft is flying over land or water or even during takeoff or landing.

Starlink Aviation would be far faster than existing satellite solutions, which can only give rates of up to 100 Mbps per aircraft at best, if SpaceX can really deliver on its claims.

In-flight activities including video conversations, internet gaming, and VPN use, according to the business, will now be possible for passengers.

Only a few aircraft will initially have access to the service, but the business aims to provide support for additional airframes in the future.

SpaceX aims to deploy the Starlink Aviation Aero Terminal kits in 2023, so the first airlines to provide in-flight WiFi should announce it in the next months.

Only a few aircraft will initially have access to the service, but the business aims to provide support for additional airframes in the future.