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Aloft to equip private BBJ with OneWeb LEO satellite
This is the first confirmed business aviation customer for OneWeb LEO constellation, whose high-speed, low-latency broadband will keep the BBJ client connected, entertained and productive like never before.
ALOFT will equip a private BBJ with Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO satellite connectivity service, which will be facilitated by an Electronically Steered Array terminal.

Aloft AeroArchitects, the Georgetown, Delaware-based specialist in completions, inspections, overhaul, maintenance and auxiliary fuel systems installations for large cabin head of state, VVIP and government aircraft, has selected Eutelsat OneWeb to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity aboard its client's aircraft.

Aloft will equip a private BBJ aircraft with OneWeb's LEO satellite connectivity service. The service will be facilitated by a new Electronically Steered Array (ESA) terminal being developed by Stellar Blu Solutions and delivered through OneWeb's distribution partner and connectivity expert, Satcom Direct. Aloft is developing an STC for the B737 platform using its internal engineering, certification and ODA resources, which is now available for purchase by VVIP B737 operators and MROs worldwide.

Eutelsat OneWeb's low-Earth orbit constellation of advanced satellites will deliver a reliable, high-speed, low-latency connectivity experience that will enable the VIP passengers to remain as productive, entertained and connected with family, friends, colleagues and social media as if they were on the ground.

"As an innovator in cabin technology integration, Aloft is ensuring its discerning BBJ customers will experience high-speed internet in the air, no matter where they are flying, just as they do on the ground," says head of business aviation Jason Sperry. "The low latency that is inherent in our low Earth orbit network means that principals and passengers will have access to applications for both passenger productivity and entertainment that to date have been out of reach while inflight."

Colby Hall, director of integrated technology at Aloft, adds: "Our BBJ customers expect their aircraft to be as comfortable and capable as their homes and offices. This expectation now includes high speed connectivity and being able to remain connected through their personal devices, all the time. Thanks to the connected ecosystem that Eutelsat OneWeb and its partners are deploying in the business aviation market, our VIP customers will be connected, entertained and productive like never before, able to work, stream, trade, as they choose."

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