High-speed Data System Certified in Gulfstream V

 - January 31, 2007, 7:01 AM

A new high-speed data system developed by Arinc Direct has cleared the final hurdles for certification in the Gulfstream V. Gulfstream claims that the product, called the Broad Band Multi-Link (BBML) system, is the fastest business jet cabin data connection on the market, capable of achieving data transfer speeds of up to 3.5 Mbps. The FAA granted an STC for the system in the GIV in October, and Gulfstream anticipates follow-on approvals in the G550 and G500 this month. On tap for next year are certifications of BBML in the G450 and G350, as well as in business jets from manufacturers other than Gulfstream.