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Wifi On ATRs?  
User currently offlineboeingforever From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Do any airlines currently offer in-flight wifi on ATRs? do they offer on any prop driven aircraft?

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User currently onlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1435 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

I wouldn't think so, none that I know of just like 50 seat RJ's I believe the stage length is to short to warrant the cost.

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User currently offlineboeingforever From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1589 times:

what about ground cellular based systems,,,not satellite based

User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 902 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1461 times:

You can put wifi on any aircraft you want for that matter. Are there any airlines that do? Probably not.

You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1043 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

No, no airline offers anything of the sort. Not on ATRs, and not on prop aircraft.

I can't really see the business case for it. The average prop flight is going to be fairly short, which means you're unlikely to get many takers on a paid-for basis, and I don't think it would offer enough of a competitive advantage to offset the cost of fitting the equipment and hauling the extra weight around.

Also, I'm not sure whether any existing systems are certified for use on ATRs or other prop types.

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