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Astronics Completes Successful Antenna Test Flight With Collins Aerospace

By | August 5, 2020

Astronics headquarters. Photo: Astronics

Astronics’ Ku-band tail-mounted antenna technology successfully completed a test flight. The technology was used on a Collins Aerospace KuSAT-2000 satcom terminal for their LuxStream business jet connectivity solution.

During the test flight, the KuSAT-2000 Tail-Mounted Antenna system reached download speeds of 25 Mbps in the U.S. and 15 Mbps globally, using SES satellites. Approximately 12 Gb of data was transferred from seven devices streaming High Definition (content) from different video streaming services, as well as multiple voice and video calls. The system exceeded all key performance indicators established for the test flight.

“Collins Aerospace is excited to work with Astronics to bring LuxStream’s unmatched connectivity speeds to business jets around the world,” said Bruce Quade, senior program manager of connectivity services for Collins Aerospace. “During our test flight, I was thrilled to connect with Matt Landel, director of sales engineering at Astronics AeroSat, by video conferencing with him using the LuxStream service. This experience highlights how LuxStream provides the fastest broadband speeds available, with unmatched worldwide coverage.”