Viasat to upgrade connectivity for Gulfstream G280 owners/operators

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that Gulfstream G280 owners and operators will have access to Viasat´s high-speed, high-capacity service on the Ka-band frequency beginning in the first quarter 2019, the company said.

Viasat´s Ka-band solution will be among the offerings included in Gulfstream´s Connectivity Service program, which Gulfstream established as a customer´s single source for equipment, service networks and technical support.

Initial connectivity speeds on G280 aircraft are expected to be up to 16 Mbps, with the potential to increase as Viasat expands its network capacity with additional satellite services. Viasat´s Ka-band service can support multiple passengers and their devices through all phases of flight.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world´s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft.