Dual connectivity system available for G650 and G650ER


The FAA has approved a Viasat high-speed dual internet system for installation on both G650 and G650ER aircraft at Gulfstream’s service centres in Savannah, Georgia; St. Louis, Illinois; Appleton, Wisconsin; Dallas, Texas; Long Beach, California; Westfield, Massachusetts; and Farnborough, UK; with additional facilities to become available as needed.

Gulfstream says the system gives customers access to some of the fastest internet speeds in the industry, and that a streaming video service is also available, so HD content can be streamed without compromising connectivity.

“We are pleased to offer this as a retrofit to our current G650 and G650ER customers,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support. “With the use of Viasat’s Ku/Ka dual-band terminal that seamlessly switches between satellites, we can provide customers with fast and consistent coverage across the world.”

To accommodate the option, Gulfstream aircraft are outfitted with a unique radome designed to save space. The dual-connection internet service was first available for retrofit on the G550 and the GV in 2019.

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