FAA, EASA Give Nod for LuxStream Satcom on Globals

 - October 7, 2020, 10:17 AM

Collins Aerospace is expanding the availability of its LuxStream high-speed airborne connectivity service to Bombardier Global 5000, 6000, and XRS models through recent supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals from both the FAA and EASA. Working with Collins, Q.C.M. design Switzerland completed the STCs to install the KuSAT-2000 satcom system aboard the Global models, providing access to the LuxStream service.

Part of Collins Aerospace's ArincDirect portfolio, LuxStream offers speeds of up to 25 Mbps in the U.S. and up to 15 Mbps globally through SES’s Ku-band high-throughput satellite network. Collins said the SES network’s capabilities have been extensively validated on aircraft carrying more than 25 passengers.

The capabilities support passengers' use of multiple 4K video streams, virtual conferencing, and other high-bandwidth online activities while in flight. Collins, which has developed a series of pricing packages based on usage for the LuxStream service, is offering the hardware, service, and support for the system.