““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
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.