50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Gulfstream leads industry in cabin connectivity

Download: Printable PDF Date: 14 Apr 2018 09:18 categories:
Publisher:
Gulfstream leads industry in cabin connectivity - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it recently delivered its 100th aircraft featuring the global high-speed Wi-Fi system known as Jet ConneX.

“Gulfstream has delivered more aircraft with Jet ConneX than any other original equipment manufacturer,” said Rupert Pearce, chief executive officer of Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services and owner of the satellite network that operates the lightning-fast Ka-band internet service.

“Our success with Jet ConneX is a prime example of both our customer service and our technical expertise,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “We invested engineering and material resources into securing supplemental type certificates that would allow us to efficiently incorporate this technology on our aircraft. Additionally, we conducted a thorough in-service evaluation to ensure our application of Jet ConneX would exceed our customers’ expectations, and it has. We now average about 8-10 installs a month.

“It was well worth the investment to make the world’s finest aviation experience even better for our customers.”

The company’s new offering for customers, Connectivity Service, establishes Gulfstream as the single source for equipment; service networks, including Jet ConneX; and technical support.

Jet ConneX, which has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, transmits at speeds up to 15 megabits per second, which is comparable to service in offices and homes. Its coverage is worldwide, except for the polar regions, and reliable over land and water and through all phases of flight.

Jet ConneX supports several applications on Gulfstream aircraft, including:

  • Real-time TV
  • High-speed broadband internet access
  • FaceTime calls and live chats
  • Multiple VPN sessions with large file transfers

Jet ConneX is available for the flagship Gulfstream G650ER, the Gulfstream G650, Gulfstream G550 and the all-new Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Jet ConneX will be available for the Gulfstream G450. Gulfstream is pursuing similar advanced connectivity solutions for the Gulfstream G280 and other aircraft models.

Gulfstream installs Jet ConneX for new aircraft at completion centers in Savannah; Appleton, Wisconsin; and Long Beach, California. For in-service aircraft, Gulfstream can complete the installation at its company-owned service centers in Appleton; Brunswick, Georgia; Dallas; Las Vegas; Long Beach; Savannah; Westfield, Massachusetts; and Luton, England.



Loading comments for Gulfstream leads industry in cabin connectivity...


Recommended

France’s air navigation services provider to support Inmarsat air traffic modernisation programme

Inmarsat announced that DSNA, France’s Air Navigation Services Provider (ANSP), has signed an agreement to join a consortium of European ANSPs supporting the modernisation of air traffic ma...

Magnetic MRO - a record number of interior details for Finnair’s ATR fleet

Magnetic MRO and Finnair have signed a contract for complete paint work, full interior refurbishment and maintenance of all 12 of the airline’s ATR 72’s operated for Finnair by its partner...

Boarding between U.K. and United States - latest updates from Virgin Atlantic and Delta

For all passenger flying between UK and United States - some immportant updates, which can improve your travel experience! Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are boosting flights between the U.K a...

Gulfstream Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiatives Recognized

2019 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group went to Gulfstream Aerospace for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiatives. The award recognizes organizations that make sus...