Connectivity in private aviation

Connectivity in the air and on the ground is changing how business aviation works for pilots, cabin attendants, flight operations and maintenance, as Paul E Eden discovered

Cockpit connectivity is enabled through a variety of solutions, including satellite constellations. This computer-generated image depicts an Inmarsat I-6

Just prior to May’s EBACE show in Geneva, I joined Satcom Direct (SD) aboard its Gulfstream G550 for a demonstration of Intelsat’s FlexExec Ku-band satellite connectivity and SD’s own Plane Simple antenna. The system was impressive, even with 38 devices moving data simultaneously.

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