Bombardier starts deliveries of new Global aircraft with fast internet connectivity
Canadian plane manufacturer Bombardier has started deliveries of its first new Global aircraft equipped with high-speed Ka-band in-flight internet connectivity.
Powered by Honeywell’s JetWave Satcom system, Bombardier’s Ka-band system installed on the Global family features Inmarsat’s JetConneX broadband solution.
Using the Ka-band system, customers on-board Global aircraft will be able to browse internet, stream online media or stage a video conference.
Bombardier Business Aircraft chief operating officer Paul Sislian said: “Customers routinely rank connectivity as the most sought-after cabin service, and Bombardier’s Ka-band system is a further example of how we are leading the industry in delivering the ultimate cabin experience to our customers.
“Bombardier’s Ka-band system has further elevated the celebrated luxury and comfort of the Global aircraft cabin to an unprecedented level and will ensure that the Global family remains the premier choice of business aircraft operators.”
In March, Bombardier won a supplemental type certificate from Transport Canada for its Ka-band system.
The system is currently offered as an option on new Global aircraft, or as an upgrade on all in-service Global aircraft models.
Bombardier also announced that for the quarter ending 30 September, the company delivered 36 business jets, including seven Learjet, 19 Challenger and ten Global aircraft.
The company has also received gross orders for 30 aircraft during the same quarter.
Image: Bombardier Global aircraft landing at Montreal International Airport. Photo: courtesy of Yan Gouger via Wikipedia.