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 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).
The world is not flat. So why should a pilot’s cockpit display only be two-dimensional? Seeing accurate terrain representation rather than a simple color-coded representation is a unique safety feature of the Gulfstream Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display (SV-PFD).
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.