Gulfstream marks JetConnex milestone

13 April 2018: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has delivered its 100th aircraft featuring Inmarsat’s next-generation inflight Wi-Fi service, Jet ConneX.

“Gulfstream has delivered more aircraft with Jet ConneX than any other original equipment manufacturer,” said Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat Chief Executive Officer.

Derek Zimmerman, President, Gulfstream Product Support, commented: “Our success with Jet ConneX is a prime example of both our customer service and our technical expertise. We invested engineering and material resources into securing supplemental type certificates that would allow us to incorporate this technology on our aircraft.

Exceeding expectations

“Additionally, we conducted a thorough in-service evaluation to ensure our application of Jet ConneX would exceed our customers’ expectations, and it has. We now average about 8-10 installs a month.

“It was well worth the investment to make the world’s finest aviation experience even better for our customers.”

The company’s new offering for customers, Gulfstream Connectivity Service, establishes Gulfstream as the single source for equipment; service networks, including Jet ConneX; and technical support.

Worldwide coverage

Jet ConneX, which has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, transmits at speeds up to 15 megabits per second, which is comparable to service in offices and homes. Its coverage is worldwide, except for the polar regions, and reliable over land and water and through all phases of flight.

Jet ConneX supports several applications on Gulfstream aircraft, including:

  • Real-time TV
  • High-speed broadband internet access
  • FaceTime calls and live chats
  • Multiple VPN sessions with large file transfers

Jet ConneX is available for the flagship G650ER, the G650, G550 and the all-new G500 and G600. Gulfstream is also pursuing similar advanced connectivity solutions for other aircraft models, including the G450 and G280.