Satcom Direct has become the first business aviation connectivity service provider to activate the Inmarsat Jet ConneX technology for a Brazilian-registered aircraft—a privately owned Gulfstream G650 based in São Paulo. The twinjet’s owner will begin using the service this month.
According to Satcom Direct, activation of the Ka-band service will enable high-speed data transfers for in-flight live video and TV streaming, Wi-Fi internet, videoconferencing and voice and text services across the globe. The always-on connectivity is provided through the on-board Satcom Direct Router.
“Jet ConneX means you’ll never miss a football match, an important email or a Facetime call from your family while in the air. We understand how important it is to have a reliable internet connection and following this, our first South American activation, we anticipate there will be more to follow as the region’s executive aviation market continues to develop,” said Satcom Direct Brazil managing director Ewerton Libanio.
Satcom Direct was one of the first companies to activate the Jet ConneX service for business aviation customers over the entire Global Xpress (GX) network in June 2016. The company said that Jet ConneX is the “only globally available, high-speed internet solution available today for business jets.”