Arinc in the fourth quarter will broaden its SkyLink in-flight service to include the entire Caribbean flight region, "substantial" coverage in Central and South America, and the North Atlantic tracks.
SkyLink is a satellite broadband service for business jets, offering 128Kb/s downlink and an uplink rate (ground to aircraft) as high as 3.5Mb/s. The system uses a tail-mounted dish antenna installed on larger Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault and Gulfstream business jets.
The space segment for the Caribbean and expanded Americas coverage will be provided by SES Americom through a new ground station in Miami, Florida. The company says it is currently conducting "beta" tests on its SkyLink coverage of the North Atlantic tracks.