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.
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
The Gulfstream GIV and Gulfstream GV cockpits leap forward in avionics capability with a PlaneDeck retrofit, which replaces the original Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) primary flight displays with sharper, more vivid Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
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.
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.