Elon Musk revealed in a tweet that he was in negotiations with airlines about implementing Starlink, a satellite-based broadband service of SpaceX.
Elon Musk might provide airlines with Starlink broadband
Elon Musk did not provide any extra information on the negotiations. It is uncertain which airlines were contacted or when the system would be installed.
Yes, we are talking to airlines about installing Starlink. Please let them know if you want it on your airliner.
Low latency ~half gigabit connectivity in the air!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 14, 2021
Gogo Inc’s stock nosedived to an intraday low of 5.7% before recovering some of its losses in after-hours trading. Gogo Inc. is a company that provides in-flight broadband Internet services and other connectivity services for commercial aircraft.
SpaceX is developing a global internet network called Starlink, which will have 12,000 satellites. The total cost of the Starlink constellation is expected to be about $10 billion, according to the company.