Facebook Plans to Launch Planes for Better Wi-Fi across the World

Facebook has been pushing the boundaries of connecting people the world since inception. Recently it launched Video Shows with Watch and then the Food Delivery option.

So, what’s new this time?

In June 2017, Facebook introduced Aquila – a project to bring internet access to the remote parts of the world via drones. These unmanned vehicles harnessing power from the sun would be capable of flying for a month before they run out of their pre-defined time period.

Aquila's second successful flight!In this test, it flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes over the desert and landed smoothly near Yuma, Arizona. We successfully gathered a lot of data to help us optimize Aquila's efficiency. No one has ever built an unmanned airplane that will fly for months at a time, so we need to tune every detail to get this right.When Aquila is ready, it will be a fleet of solar-powered planes that will beam internet connectivity across the world. Today, more than half the world's population — 4 billion people — still can't access the internet. One day, Aquila will help change that.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, June 29, 2017

“In this test, it flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes over the desert and landed smoothly near Yuma, Arizona. We successfully gathered a lot of data to help us optimize Aquila’s efficiency. No one has ever built an unmanned airplane that will fly for months at a time, so we need to tune every detail to get this right. When Aquila is ready, it will be a fleet of solar-powered planes that will beam internet connectivity across the world. Today, more than half the world’s population — 4 billion people — still can’t access the internet. One day, Aquila will help change that” Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.

Anything more?

Facebook has partnered with Airbus and seems to work for solving the issue of shoddy in-flight internet connection. As every day thousands of folks travel through planes, it’s no mere coincidence that Facebook has stepped forward to take this initiative. This initiative would not only help passengers to enjoy glitch-free internet connection but also in an event of emergency, it would keep track and eliminate the possibility of planes missing.

 

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