The Wi-Fi service could soon become a reality on planes.
More airlines are now presenting new and improved services using satellite technology, in response to the increasing public demand for wi-fi in the skies. The US-based Honeywell Aerospace and Gogo, which supply in-flight connectivity systems to airlines, have now teamed up with satellite giant Inmarsat to implement the first global high-speed broadband for planes. Experts say some eight percent of airlines currently offer wireless connection, but say the number is expected to grow to 25 by 20-18. In-flight wi-fi can now enable download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second.