Ruag Aviation, Satcom1 and B/E Aerospace are together providing an EASA-approved add-on solution for existing connectivity installations on all Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft. Based on Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband High Gain Antenna service, this solution is capable of streaming data services of up to 432 kbps. The system provides wi-fi management through Router by eConnect, wirelessly streams media to monitors or personal devices using wireless IFE by eConnect, and also includes Cabin Control by eConnect. Complementing this, Satcom1’s AvioIP software suite and airtime and technical solution provides 24/7 support.
The companies say passengers can use the satcom system to receive and send data at enhanced speeds, thanks to the installation of Satcom1’s AvioIP software suite on B/E Aerospace’s Router by eConnect, which delivers features such as data acceleration and compression. Other features include AVOD, virtual private network, user profile management and inflight use of personal electronic devices including iPads and smartphones.
The eConnect is the first router so far to have the latest version (2.6) of Satcom1’s AvioIP software suite installed. The new version was released in May 2015 with features including aggregation of up to four SwiftBroadband channels, ultimately providing speeds up to 1.8MB/s.
Ruag Aviation will install all necessary hardware for this upgrade, as well as issue the necessary approvals during the aircraft’s next downtime.
“Our joint satcom system enhances customers’ inflight experience and work efficiency with minimal capital investment and installation downtime,” said Volker Wallrodt, senior vice president, business jets, Do228 and components at Ruag Aviation.
“Customers benefit from advanced inflight connectivity and AVOD on their Dassault Falcon 7X that are maintained by RUAG Aviation in Switzerland.”
May 29, 2015