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Vista Passengers Get Unlimited Data With LuxStream

 - May 25, 2023, 8:11 AM
VistaJet at the EBACE 2023 static display. (Photo: Barry Ambrose)

Private customers who fly with Vista Global Holdings (Booth H98) on aircraft equipped for Collins Aerospace’s LuxStream airborne connectivity service now have access to unlimited data in the air, Collins Aerospace announced on Wednesday at EBACE 2023.

The LuxStream satcom system runs on a Ku-band, high-throughput satellite network operated by SES. This network offers speeds of up to 25 Mbps in the U.S. and 15 Mbps globally, which is sufficient to support videoconferencing and streaming on multiple devices simultaneously. 

“Our network of high-throughput satellites enables Vista’s passengers to experience the same kind of high-speed connectivity services they enjoy on land,” said SES CEO Steve Collar. “This announcement marks the next step in delivering premium services and meeting the needs of business aviation providers and passengers globally.”

According to Collins Aerospace (Booth V72), Vista has installed the LuxStream hardware on more than 75 aircraft in its charter fleet since 2019 and plans to have at least 25 additional aircraft flying with LuxStream by the end of 2024.