Commercial aircraft Wi-Fi. Photo courtesy of MultiVu
Together with Sprint, OneWeb and Barti Airtel, Airbus and Delta have formed a coalition of companies aimed at driving down the price and up the availability of in-flight connectivity.
Dubbed Seamless Air Alliance, the group is looking for more partners to join, with the goal of leveraging each member’s strengths — such as Sprint’s current 4G and eventual 5G network and Airbus and Delta’s buying power in their respective parts of the market — to effect the goals of available data access without the exorbitant cost of entry.
No specific plans or timelines have been announced at this time.