United is continuing to steadily expand the installation of in-flight WiFi Internet connectivity systems in its aircraft, according to an Apex Aero Blog post citing the airline’s CEO.
United currently offers satellite-based WiFi Internet access in 57 of its aircraft. The airline will install satellite-based WiFi at a rate of about 25 aircraft per month for the rest of 2013.
The airline uses two connectivity solutions – Panasonic’s eXConnect Ku-band based systems on its Boeing 747s, 757s, 777s, 787s and Airbus A320 family aircraft, and LiveTv’s Ka-band systems on its Continental fleet.
United also plans to launch streaming video content to customer’s devices over the aircrafts’ WiFi systems from later this year.