Starlink, a satellite broadband service owned by Elon Musk's SpaceX, will now also offer services to private jets. Customers can purchase the Starlink aeroplane antenna for USD $150,000. As per a Reuters report, Starlink will charge customers seeking broadband internet on private jets between $12,500 to $25,000 a month for the service, on top of a one-time $150,000 hardware cost.
As per the website of company, the deliveries of the terminals for the private jets will start around mid-2023. For reservations, Starlink is charging $5000. Each terminal is capable of delivering up to 350 Mbps internet speed. This is fast enough for video calling and online gaming. Airlines would benefit a lot from a Starlink terminal. More than the airlines, Starlink can partner up with the aircraft manufacturers to install the terminal at the time of its making.
OneWeb, arch-rival to Starlink, had also announced an agreement with the in-flight broadband giant Panasonic Avionics.