The first commercial carrier to use a Wi-Fi network adapter on planes was announced by Qantas Airways on Thursday.
The airline said the adapter is used on Boeing 737 jets, Boeing 777 aircraft, and Airbus A350 aircraft, which are the world’s leading airliners.
It will be used on the Boeing 737MAX, 737MAX-100 and 737MAX aircraft and on Airbus A380 aircraft.
The company said the first of the devices, which has been designed by a Dutch firm called Zeus, will be available in 2020.
The company said it is not yet known when other manufacturers will begin mass production of the adapters.
It was announced in November 2016 that Qantans had acquired a 20 percent stake in Zeus and that the company has been awarded a $50 million US contract to develop and manufacture the adapter.
QantAS and Qantascare said in the announcement that the contract will be the first in the world to integrate Wi-fi on planes.
The carrier said the adapters will be sold by airlines to customers, including airlines in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Qantas said in a statement that it has been in discussions with the manufacturer to make the adapter available to airlines.
It is expected that QANTAS will offer the first commercial Wi-fiber adapter to airlines, and the company said that the adapter will also be used by other airlines.
The first pilot in commercial operation is expected to be in the fall.