Gulfstream makes 100th Jet ConneX delivery

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Gulfstream has delivered its 100th aircraft with Jet ConneX global wi-fi connectivity. The solution offers worldwide coverage, except at the polar regions, with transmission speeds up to 15Mbps.

Gulfstream holds FAA and EASA certifications for the solution. “Gulfstream has delivered more aircraft with Jet ConneX than any other OEM,” said Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat, which operates the Ka-band service.

“Our success with Jet ConneX is a prime example of both our customer service and our technical expertise,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support.

“We invested engineering and material resources into securing STCs that would allow us to efficiently incorporate this technology on our aircraft. Additionally, we conducted a thorough in-service evaluation to ensure our application of Jet ConneX would exceed our customers’ expectations, and it has. We now average about eight to 10 installs a month.”

Gulfstream’s Connectivity Service bundles the equipment, service networks and technical support in one offering.

Jet ConneX enables passengers to enjoy real-time TV, broadband internet, FaceTime calling and live chats, as well as multiple VPN sessions involving large file transfers. It is available on the G650ER, G650, G550, G500 and G600 platforms, as well as the G450 in the future. Gulfstream is also working on similar connectivity solutions for the G280 and other models.

As well as line-fit installations in Savannah (Georgia), Appleton (Wisconsin) and Long Beach (California), Jet ConneX can be retrofitted at Gulfstream service centers in Appleton, Long Beach and Savannah, as well as Brunswick (Georgia), Dallas (Texas), Las Vegas (Nevada), Westfield (Massachusetts) and Luton in the UK.

April 20, 2018

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