Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to install the latest version of its ultra-high-speed Broad Band Multi-Link™ (BBML) data system on Gulfstream V aircraft.
With BBML, in-flight passengers can surf the Internet, send and receive e-mail or perform any other web-based task at data speeds of up to 3.5 megabits per second.
The “Gen 3.0” enhanced BBML system is comprised of a new third-generation dish antenna mounted under the tail radome of the aircraft; an antenna control unit (ACU); an aircraft integrated transceiver/router (AITR); and Gulfstream’s third-generation (Gen 3.0) enhanced aircraft cabin server (ACS). This all-new Gulfstream BBML server provides enhanced vibration tolerance; improved tolerance to electrical spikes and transients; and an updated, more stable operating system with bootable backup copy. It also uses less power.
“This is an exciting option for GV operators,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “We continue to enhance our Broad Band Multi-Link, which is still the fastest in-flight connectivity available. It is essential for customers who use their aircraft as an office in the sky.”
The system is available for installation at any of the Gulfstream and General Dynamics Aviation Services facilities worldwide.