Posted on: 21 July 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Montreal-based Innotech Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from Transport Canada for its I-Ku broadband network installation on the Bombardier Global Express business jet.
Innotech says the I-Ku system supports worldwide data and voice connectivity at speeds of up 10 Mbps and uses proprietary software applications to allow simultaneous access to video conferencing, live TV, on-demand movies, voice over IP (VoIP), voice over Wi-Fi and the internet. In conjunction with ViaSat, the system uses Ku-band satellite networks to provide worldwide coverage and larger bandwidth capabilities.
"I-Ku makes the Global Express series truly a connected-worldwide aircraft," says Tony Rawlinson, Innotech director, sales and marketing. "Laptop, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad — they all connect to this system, simultaneously."
The I-Ku system weighs around 80 pounds and can be installed in approximately 10 days, depending on the aircraft configuration.