Gulfstream has completed its 300th Jet ConneX inflight broadband installation. The OEM’s first Jet ConneX-equipped aircraft delivery was in May 2017, and it has now delivered the Ka-band connectivity service on G650ER, G650, G550, G500 and G600 aircraft. Of these installations, nearly half were retrofit projects.
Inmarsat, which owns the satellite network that operates the internet service, says Gulfstream has delivered more Jet ConneX-equipped aircraft than any other business jet manufacturer.
The service offers transmission speeds of up to 15Mbit per second. Recently, Inmarsat announced it would enhance its Ka-band solution with the launch of JX-Pro, which includes unlimited data usage and transmission speeds of approximately 20Mbit per second.
“The office-in-the-sky experience is very much a reality with Gulfstream and Jet ConneX,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support. “Our customers value our ability to efficiently incorporate this technology on our aircraft and the consistent and reliable global coverage it provides. They are enjoying live TV programmes, video streams and video connections, such as FaceTime, with their colleagues, family and friends.”
Jet ConneX is available through Gulfstream’s Connectivity Service, a programme that makes Gulfstream the single source for equipment, service networks and technical support.