Retrofit Ka-band internet now available at all Bombardier service centers

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The Bombardier WAVE (Wireless Access Virtually Everywhere) connectivity solution, which ahs been awarded an STC, can now be installed on all Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft, as well as previous Global aircraft models as a retrofit.

“Existing Global aircraft customers can install the system at any of our Bombardier Service Centres, and take advantage of an ultra-high-speed inflight connectivity and productivity solution to make the most efficient use of their time on board,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, vice president and general manager, customer experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

“Global customers can benefit from the service center network’s comprehensive capabilities and flexibility, all while maximizing their downtime by pairing their installation with their next aircraft maintenance event.”

Bombardier WAVE leverages Honeywell Aerospace’s JetWave hardware and Inmarsat’s JetConneX solution. JetConneX is powered by Inmarsat’s next generation Ka-band satellite constellation, which has steerable beams designed to boost bandwidth in high traffic areas and direct capacity where needed.

A Global 5000 was the first customer aircraft to feature a retrofit installation of Bombardier WAVE at its Singapore service center. Passengers on this Global 5000 can now browse the internet, stream online media and stage a video-conference high above land and water.

September 28, 2016

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