“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Slimmer SKYLink Brings Broadband to More Aircraft
Arinc's new, slimmer Ku-band antenna design for its SKYLink satellite in-flight broadband service is now available. The original antenna, created for Gulfstream, allows a fit in a wider range of tail-mounted radomes on other aircraft, including the Dassault Falcon Jet line and Bombardier's Global and Challenger models. The structure of the antenna is the only change from the original SKYLink package. Broadband will offer the same connection speeds as with the original antenna package-an aircraft-to-ground data rate of 128 kilobits per second and a ground-to-aircraft data rate varying from 512 kbps to 3.5 mbps.