Viasat has made its Ka-band in-flight connectivity (IFC) service available on the Gulfstream G280 super-midsize business jet, the satcom provider announced yesterday. The addition comes following Viasat’s July removal of connectivity speed limits for business aviation.
“In working with Gulfstream to equip their G280 aircraft with our certified equipment, we can enable their customers to have a premium IFC experience,” said Claudio D’Amico, business area director for Viasat business aviation. “In fact, Gulfstream customers flying with our new 'no speed limit' service plans typically experience speeds greater than 40 Mbps.”
G280s equipped with Viasat’s Global Aero Terminal 5510 can communicate with Viasat’s ViaSat-1, ViaSat-2, and KA-SAT satellites that provide IFC connectivity from California to the Mediterranean. The terminal will also be compatible with the next-generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3, which will complete the company’s global connectivity once the system is launched and operational.