Posted on: 26 May 2015 by Ross McSweeny
RUAG Aviation, Satcom1 and B/E Aerospace are working together to implement an EASA approved solution to upgrade existing connectivity installations on all Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft.
Based on Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband High Gain Antenna service, the solution is capable of streaming data services of up to 432 kbps. It uses B/E Aerospace’s eConnect router to wirelessly stream media to monitors or personal electronic devices and control the cabin environment.
The installation of Satcom1’s AvioIP router software application suite on B/E Aerospace’s router, which provides data acceleration and compression, means passengers can utilise the satcom system at its full capacity to receive and send data at enhanced speeds. Other features of the solution include Audio Video on Demand (AVOD), Virtual Private Network (VPN) and user profile management.
Furthermore, eConnect is the first router to have the latest version 2.6 of Satcom1 AvioIP software suite installed, which features VIP features such as the aggregation of up to 4 SwiftBroadband channels, providing speeds of up to 1.8 Mbps and an improved user interface.
RUAG Aviation will install all necessary hardware for this upgrade, as well as issue the necessary approvals during the aircraft’s next downtime.
“This is a cutting-edge solution that exactly fulfils the requirements of our customers. Our joint satcom system enhances customers’ in-flight experience and work efficiency with minimal capital investment and installation downtime,” said Volker Wallrodt, SVP business jets at RUAG Aviation. “Customers benefit from advanced in-flight connectivity and AVOD on their Dassault Falcon 7X that are maintained by RUAG Aviation in Switzerland.”