Qatar Airways will add SpaceX's Starlink inflight internet service to some of its planes. The carrier announced the deal on Friday, noting the system will be installed "onboard specific aircraft and routes."
Just 10% of the ViaSat-3 F1 satellite's planned capacity will be available, the company has confirmed. Still, that should leave the satellite as one of the highest capacity systems in orbit, enough that Viasat "remains confident that it will meet the current and future needs of its mobility customers." A replacement satellite will not be required.
Aircraft generally adhere to the "less is more" principle, with smaller and lighter components winning out for installation. So hearing that a larger radome might reduce drag on their aircraft relative to smaller options definitely piqued my curiosity.