G4Doc2004 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 123 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
Gulfstream is developing their new system called BBW (Broadband Wireless) for all their new Gulfstreams.......reportedly it will allow for wireless internet surfing while inflight among other things....go to www.gulfstream.com for details
[Edited 2006-10-15 02:19:45]
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Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1674 times:
I think the OP was referring to something else - in particular, using some form of wireless infrastructure to stream video / audio content to each seat, not specificially wireless Internet access or wireless radio.
Avioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
Actually all the aircraft manufacturers are entertaining proposals from the avionics manufactureres for "new" systems.
Collins is working with Bombardier, Boeing, Dassault, and Gulfstream on a number of systems wired and wireless.
Honeywell is working with the same people with their ideas of how their systems should work and be introduced. We'll see what happens.
The single biggest problem I see is that there aren't really any new ideas being implemented. The newest Bombardier/Boeing/Gulfsstream/Dassault system isn't much more than a digital MUX and no easier to maintain.
The engineers designing the stuff are all too young to base any of their ideas on experience so they bring what they learned in school with them and think it's original. All the old heads are retiring so there's very little mentoring going on out here.
The more things change the more they stay the same. . .
One may educate the ignorance from the unknowing but stupid is forever. Boswell; ca: 1533