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Gulfstream gets go-ahead for high-speed dual internet
Provided by Viasat, the Gulfstream internet system on the G650 and G650ER gives customers access to some of the fastest internet speeds in the industry. A streaming video service is also available, for HD content.
Gulfstream customers will not have to compromise on streaming speeds.
Read this story in our September 2020 printed issue.

Gulfstream has received approval from the FAA to install a high-speed, dual internet system on Gulfstream G650 and Gulfstream G650ER aircraft.

Provided by Viasat, the system gives customers access to some of the fastest internet speeds in the industry. A streaming video service is also available, so customers can watch their favourite high-definition content without compromising connectivity. “We are pleased to offer this as a retrofit to our current G650 and G650ER customers,” says Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream customer support. “With the use of Viasat's Ku/Ka dual band terminal that seamlessly switches between satellites, we can provide customers with fast and consistent coverage across the world.”

To accommodate the option, Gulfstream aircraft are outfitted with a space-saving radome. This service can be performed at company-owned service centres in Savannah; St. Louis; Appleton, Wisconsin; Dallas; Long Beach, California; Westfield, Massachusetts; and Farnborough, England, with additional facilities becoming available as needed.

The dual-connection internet service was first available for retrofit on the Gulfstream G550 and the Gulfstream GV in 2019.

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