JetBlue Gets Approval to Move Forward with In-Flight WiFi
We’ve done our best to more than fill you in on all the goings-on related to JetBlue and their plans for in-flight WiFi. Now we have a little bit of an update, as the carrier just received some of the approvals for which they’ve been awaiting for quite some time.
Uncle Sam—through his buddies at the FAA—just handed out everyone’s favorite piece of government paperwork. It’s the Supplemental Type Certificate—STC to those in the know—and it was awarded to JetBlue’s A320s. That means that installation across the fleet can move forward full speed ahead. We imagine as you’re reading this there’s a JetBlue plane out there getting some new wires and antennae.
Right now it sounds like some of the planes might be ready to go before the end of the year, and after that the bulk of the installations should be good-to-go during 2014. All in all they’re thinking about 18 months before all the A320s are streaming the magical internet waves.
Following WiFi-a-fication of the A320 fleet JetBlue will eventually move on to bringing the in-flight WiFi to their Embraer 190s as well; however, there’s going to be a bit of a wait for those jets. Until then, just continue to load up that content onto your mobile devices before leaving your apartment.