New connectivity service for business aircraft

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Collins Aerospace Systems and satellite operator SES are launching LuxStream, an  in-flight connectivity service that offers speeds up to 25Mbps in the USA and 15Mbps globally via SES’s managed Ku-band satellite network.

Collins Aerospace will launch the service with Vista Global’s fleet of aircraft, starting with the company’s 36 Global business jets that operate under the VistaJet brand.

“In-flight connectivity is often cited by operators as the most important experience to provide on board, especially for long-range flights,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager of information management services for Collins Aerospace. “By working with SES to bring LuxStream to the business aviation segment, we’re meeting that need by providing speeds and services that are unparalleled in the industry.”

“LuxStream is the result of a great collaboration between SES and Collins Aerospace, and we’re very excited to build on our leading position in inflight connectivity to deliver a premium service for the business aviation segment,” said JP Hemingway, CEO of SES Networks. “LuxStream is powered by SES’s global geostationary high-throughput and wide satellite beams, as well as a flexible, intelligent ground network. Its performance has been validated extensively with a large number of passengers who were able to easily access the internet and stream entertainment content to their personal devices at 25Mbps.”

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