GE Aviation and AT&T (NYSE: T) Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are connecting the onboard and offboard portions of the Aircraft Health and Trend Monitoring System (AHTMS) powered PlaneConnectHTM on the Gulfstream G500, G600, G650 and G650ER business jets, the companies said.
The two companies made the announcement this week during the Paris Air Show.
The AHTMS continuously acquires aircraft performance data to help identify problems before they occur and to assist in troubleshooting difficult to diagnose issues.
When the aircraft lands, AT&T Control Center and AT&T Global SIM connects the AHTMS. The system is part of all new Gulfstream G500, G600, G650 and G650ER business jets. The G650 fleet “called home” and wirelessly sent data from all seven continents so far this year. If the customer chooses, Gulfstream Technical Operations can have access to the data to further improve its already best-in-class Product Support.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric company (NYSE: GE), is a provider of commercial and military jet engines, and avionics, digital solutions and electrical power systems for aircraft.
AT&T helps millions around the globe connect with entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services.