The Aircell Axxess communications system was selected by Gulfstream as standard equipment aboard the G650, the companies announced last week at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) annual conference and exhibition.
Aircell Axxess provides global voice service and narrowband data capabilities via the Iridium Satellite network. Integrated cabin handsets allow passengers and crew to easily place and receive voice calls to or from anywhere in the world, according to Aircell.
“The Gulfstream G650 is a very technologically-advanced aircraft and Aircell Axxess’ global communications capabilities will play an important role in the passenger experience as well as with ongoing aircraft operation,” said John Wade, Aircell’s executive vice president and general manager. “Since Aircell Axxess is also offered on several other Gulfstream aircraft, fleet commonality will help passengers feel right at home as they communicate with family, friends and colleagues as they fly.”