For nearly a decade the promise of reduced maintenance delays and operational savings has been a core factor in pitching airlines on inflight internet service. And for roughly that same period of time airlines have been wondering if those connected aircraft benefits will ever really arrive.
Spirit Airlines is one of the more recent carriers to bring its fleet online, formally launching the service on its A320 and A321 aircraft earlier this summer. And the carrier is keen to make the numbers work for its internet of things in aviation efforts. But it is also under no delusion that will come to fruition any time soon, even as it actively works the program.
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