Trade bulky flight manuals for one slim, portable, easily updated, interactive tablet―that’s the advantage of PlaneBook, a software program created by Gulfstream pilots and technical writers.
Broadband Multilink (BBML)
One of the best advantages Gulfstream business travel offers is the ability to continue a work day―even while jetting through the air at 562 miles/904 kilometers or more an hour.
With Gulfstream’s satellite-based Broadband Multilink (BBML), sending emails, downloading and reviewing files or checking global markets is all possible at industry-leading speed. BBML has the capacity to allow multiple users in-flight access to high-speed Internet from any wireless-equipped laptop or handheld device.
BBML proved its proficiency when the Gulfstream G650 set a new record for an around-the-world westbound flight. BBML allowed the globe-trotting G650 flight crew to stay in touch with Universal Weather and Aviation to determine the best course against the prevailing westerly winds.
Setting a new world record might not be on the flight agenda, but whatever the need, BBML gives passengers the fastest satellite-based feed available.
BBML searches first for Internet service from a KU-band satellite data channel, which offers faster download speeds at a higher bandwidth. The higher-speed channels are available in North America, the North Atlantic, Western Europe, the North Pacific and areas of Africa and South America.
When higher-speed access is not possible, BBML can be equipped to connect with the more globally available L-band data connections.
BBML is available for the Gulfstream G650ER, the Gulfstream G650, Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G500, Gulfstream G450 and other large-cabin aircraft.
Experience Product Enhancements
Maintenance management and aircraft availability get an additional boost with the Gulfstream-created PlaneConnect program, an onboard, in-flight computer program that monitors aircraft systems and emails maintenance information to operators’ technicians.
Air travel is safer and more cost-efficient with an enhanced navigation system known as Wide Area Augmentation System-Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS-LPV).
Picture this approach: A large-cabin business jet is about to land during a rainy night at Portugal’s Madeira Airport―one of the most daunting runways in the world with jagged mountains on one side, ocean on the other and constantly shifting crosswinds in play.