Bombardier has secured US supplemental type certification to install its Wave Ka-band ultra-high-speed internet in pre-owned examples of the Global 5000 and 6000-series business jets. The first retrofit has already been completed on a Global 5000 at the airframer’s service centre in Singapore.

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Wave – an abbreviation for wireless access virtually everywhere –is powered by Honeywell’s JetWave satellite communication system, and features Inmarsat's JetConneX solution, which is designed, Bombardier says, to boost bandwidth in high-traffic areas and direct capacity where it is required.

“Wave allows passengers to browse the Internet, stream online media and stage a video conference high above land and water as seamlessly as they would at home or in the office,” says the airframer.

Flight Fleets Analyzer records an active fleet of more than 200 super-large Global 5000s and over 500 of the long-range Global 6000 family, which includes the XRS and the first-generation Global Express.

Source: Flight International