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Bombardier Begins Deliveries of Internet-Equipped Global Aircraft

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 2, 2016
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Passengers disembarking a Bombardier Global 650
Passengers disembarking a Bombardier Global 650. Photo: Bombardier

[Avionics Magazine 11-02-2016] Bombardier has begun deliveries of the first new Global aircraft equipped with the fastest in-flight internet access in business aviation. Bombardier’s Ka-band system, powered by the Honeywell JetWave satcom system and featuring Inmarsat’s JetConneX broadband solution, is a high-speed Wi-Fi network with the aim to provide seamless onboard coverage from a single operator across the globe.

Bombardier’s Ka-band system allows Global aircraft customers to browse the internet, stream online media or stage a videoconference, according to the company. A retrofit capability will eventually be offered throughout the broader authorized service facility network.

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