Gulfstream Expands Dual-band Internet to G650

 - August 18, 2020, 10:07 AM
Viasat’s Ku/Ka dual-band satcom is now available on four Gulfstream models, including the G650ER. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Gulfstream Aerospace is offering Viasat's high-speed, dual-band satcom system for the G650 and G650ER, following FAA approval for installation of the system. The Viasat solution delivers network speeds as high as 30 to 40 Mbps, allowing passengers to stream high-definition video and access other bandwidth-intensive content.

“We are pleased to offer this as a retrofit to our current G650 and G650ER customers,” said Gulfstream customer support president Derek Zimmerman. “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.”

Installation of the system, which includes a space-saving radome to accommodate the Viasat antenna, can be performed at Gulfstream-owned service centers in Savannah, Georgia; St. Louis; Appleton, Wisconsin; Dallas; Long Beach, California; Westfield, Massachusetts; and Farnborough, England. Last year Gulfstream began installations of the dual-band Viasat satcom on the G550 and GV.