boeingforever
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Wifi On ATRs?

Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:59 pm

Do any airlines currently offer in-flight wifi on ATRs? do they offer on any prop driven aircraft?
 
AV8AJET
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RE: Wifi On ATRs?

Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:07 pm

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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boeingforever
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RE: Wifi On ATRs?

Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:18 pm

what about ground cellular based systems,,,not satellite based
 
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RE: Wifi On ATRs?

Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:04 am

You can put wifi on any aircraft you want for that matter. Are there any airlines that do? Probably not.
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flyingalex
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RE: Wifi On ATRs?

Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:29 pm

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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