2020
CABIN CONNECTIVITY
GUIDE

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In a world where we’ve never been so connected, Business aviation is no exception. Today’s business jets are more connected than ever before and passengers expect to be connected, productive, and entertained – anywhere they fly.  With an ever-evolving technology breakthrough and sophisticated commercial offerings, it pays to understand what’s really going on when you connect from 40,000 feet.

WHY INVESTING IN CABIN CONNECTIVITY ?

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HOW DOES IT WORKS ?

NETWORK

SATELLITE

A communications satellite works like a relay station: signals transmitted by the aircraft are picked up by the satellite’s receiver antennas, the signals are filtered, their frequency changed and amplified, and then routed via the transmit antennas back down to Earth.

A Satellite-based network can be based on two different satellite technologies: Geosynchronous  orbits satellite (GEO) that stays above the same patch of ground, usually a global  but aircraft can still transfer between several satellites as they move along their flight path, Low Orbit (LEO)  that 

TERRESTRIAL

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

AIRCRAFT HARDWARE

ANTENNA

A Satellite-based network can be based on two different satellite technologies:Geosynchronous orbits satellite that stays above the same patch of ground, usually a global  but aircraft can still transfer between several satellites as they move along their flight path

AVIONICS TRANSCEIVERS

A Satellite-based network can be based on two different satellite technologies:Geosynchronous orbits satellite that stays above the same patch of ground, usually a global  but aircraft can still transfer between several satellites as they move along their flight path

CABIN EQUIPMENTS

A Satellite-based network can be based on two different satellite technologies:Geosynchronous orbits satellite that stays above the same patch of ground, usually a global  but aircraft can still transfer between several satellites as they move along their flight path

SERVICE PROVIDERS

A Satellite-based network can be based on two different satellite technologies:Geosynchronous orbits satellite that stays above the same patch of ground, usually a global  but aircraft can still transfer between several satellites as they move along their flight path

ACTIVATION

A Satellite-based network can be based on two different satellite technologies:Geosynchronous orbits satellite that stays above the same patch of ground, usually a global  but aircraft can still transfer between several satellites as they move along their flight path

SUPPORT

A Satellite-based network can be based on two different satellite technologies:Geosynchronous orbits satellite that stays above the same patch of ground, usually a global  but aircraft can still transfer between several satellites as they move along their flight path

VLUE ADDED SERVICES

A Satellite-based network can be based on two different satellite technologies:Geosynchronous orbits satellite that stays above the same patch of ground, usually a global  but aircraft can still transfer between several satellites as they move along their flight path

BILLING

A Satellite-based network can be based on two different satellite technologies:Geosynchronous orbits satellite that stays above the same patch of ground, usually a global  but aircraft can still transfer between several satellites as they move along their flight path

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THE SERVICE SELECTION CHECKLIST ?

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How Much Data Speed I Need ?

Voice Over IP Apps

50
Kbps

eMail

64
Kbps

Internet Browsing

300
Kbps

Video Conferencing

400
Kbps

Video Streaming

1
Mbps

HD Video Streaming

2
Mbps

File Download

8
Mbps

4K Video Streaming

10
Mbps

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Where Do I Fly ?

Fully Global

Global

Regional

Terrestrial

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What Equipments can fit on my aircraft ?

Helicopters

Turboprops

Light Jet

Medium

Helicopter

Turboprop

Light

Medium

Large

Bizliner

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What Else is important for me?

COST

64 Kbps

RESIDUAL VALUE

300 Kbps

Global

Guranteed Performance

CyberSecurity

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NETWORKS GUIDE

L-Band Satellites

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

Business Aircraft Services

Service Offering: SwiftBroadband

200
Kbps

Coverage

Satellites

The Inmarsat Broadband services are delivered through the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) series. The first three of these satellites were launched into geostationary orbit from 2005-8. Each satellite can generate up to 19 wide beams and more than 200 narrow spot beams.

In July 2013 Alphasat was launched to supplement the I-4 fleet, providing coverage over Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and bringing new capabilities including 50 percent more accessible L-band spectrum and nearly 20 percent more mobile communication channels. The Inmarsat-4 fleet is expected to support our L-band services well into the 2020s.

 

Coverage

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

Satellites

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

Coverage

Business Aircraft Services

Inmarsat owns and operates 13 satellites in geostationary orbit. Together they deliver global maritime and aviation safety, L-band broadband, high-speed Ka-band, and European inflight Wi-Fi S-band services.

Satellites

The Inmarsat Broadband services are delivered through the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) series. The first three of these satellites were launched into geostationary orbit from 2005-8. Each satellite can generate up to 19 wide beams and more than 200 narrow spot beams.

In July 2013 Alphasat was launched to supplement the I-4 fleet, providing coverage over Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and bringing new capabilities including 50 percent more accessible L-band spectrum and nearly 20 percent more mobile communication channels. The Inmarsat-4 fleet is expected to support our L-band services well into the 2020s.

 

Coverage

Service Offering: SwiftBroadband

200
Kbps

KA-Band Satellites

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

KU-Band Satellites

VIASAT

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

INTELSAT

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

Terrestrial Air-To-Ground

GOGO

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

SMARTSKY

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT GUIDE

ATG

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

SATELLITE L-BAND

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

SATELLITE KU/KA BAND

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

Cabin Equipment

SERVICE PROVIDERS GUIDE

GOGO

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

SATCOM DIRECT

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

HONEYWELL

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

COLLINS AEROSPACE

A Terrestrial network often referenced as Air-to-Ground  (ATG) isn’t much different than your cellular connection. An aircraft communicates with a ground station, within a target range and line-of-sight bearing. With ATG, the ground station antennas serve aircraft that pass through their airspace, similar to the way your cell phone connects while you’re in a moving car.

TERMINOLOGY GUIDE

FREQUENCY

L-Band , KU-Band, KA-Band

GEO, LEO, MEO

ATG