Gulfstream Aerospace has now installed more than 500 Inmarsat Jet ConneX connectivity platforms on large-cabin Gulfstreams. The onboard Wi-Fi solution is available for all in-production, large-cabin Gulfstreams—including the G650/ER, G500, and G600, as well as the yet-to-be-certified G700—and can be retrofitted on qualifying in-service large-cabin Gulfstreams such as the GIV/G450 and GV/G550.
“Gulfstream owners expect a seamless transition from life on the ground to life on their aircraft, making connectivity essential,” said the company's president, Mark Burns. “This milestone illustrates our commitment to performance with high-speed connectivity and increased productivity, allowing our aircraft to be offices in the skies.”
Jet ConneX employs Inmarsat’s global Ka-band satellite network to provide airborne connectivity at speeds of approximately 20 MBps, supporting high-bandwidth activities such as video streaming. Inmarsat provides coverage over most of the globe, with extended coverage over the polar regions coming soon. Honeywell and Satcom Direct hardware also complement Gulfstream’s connectivity service.