Saturday July 06, 2013

We'll All Be Watching Hi-Def TV on Flights by 2020

Kent Statler has predicted that by the year 2020, the quality and quantity of bandwidth will increase to the point of providing HDTV on most commercial airlines that want the service. Once the domain of private and corporate jetliners, the friendly skies are beginning to become a bit more accessible to the everyday air traveler.

Bandwidth availability is steadily increasing, Kent Statler, Executive Vice President at avionics company Rockwell Collins said in an interview at the Paris Air Show. It's increasing quickly, too. "It will evolve through time," Statler said, and by 2020, "there will be bandwidth available" to give passengers on large jetliners HDTV.