Viasat’s Ka-band service should be available as a completions and retrofit option for G280 operators from the first quarter of 2019.
“Our G280 customers will be able to quickly access connectivity, content and services on their personal devices virtually anywhere they fly,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president of programs, engineering and test at Gulfstream. “Viasat’s Ka-band solution will deliver the wi-fi speed, coverage and reliability they’ve come to expect from Gulfstream.”
Viasat’s Ka-band solution will be among the offerings included in Gulfstream’s Connectivity Service program, which Gulfstream established as a customer’s single source for equipment, service networks and technical support.
Initial connectivity speeds on G280 aircraft are expected to be up to 16Mbps, with the potential to increase as Viasat expands its network capacity with additional satellite services. Viasat’s Ka-band service can support multiple passengers and their devices through all phases of flight.
Viasat’s Ka-band service for the G280 includes video streaming including conferencing, real-time TV and movies, faster internet browsing and faster email.