Unlike commercial air travelers who are used to flying in uncomfortable seats with limited leg room, business jet travelers anticipate the polar opposite in terms of their cabin experience.
Business jet travel is synonymous with comfort, luxury and a work-conducive cabin environment. The professionals tasked with overseeing business jet operations must continuously meet and exceed passenger expectations.
Fortunately, the ever-evolving aviation industry offers plenty of innovative solutions to transform private aircraft to deliver unforgettable in-flight experiences.
The Answer Lies in the Wi-Fi
Passengers choose business travel not only for comfort, but also for the ability to bring their work on board. Business travelers are busy people juggling projects, team meetings and a plethora of other responsibilities. Understandably, business travelers want to utilize their time on board as best they can. Having reliable access to wireless internet allows them to do so.
We live in times where most people carry at least one mobile device with them, such as a smartphone. Business travelers typically bring their smartphones and laptops on board to work and stay connected with the world, so it’s imperative that they can connect these devices to on-board Wi-Fi.
Best On-Board Wi-Fi for Business Travel
On-board Wi-Fi remains a work in progress. However, technological innovations continue to blaze new trails thanks to faster and more reliable internet connections.
Currently, there are three different types of on-board Wi-Fi an aircraft can have:
- ATG: Relies on antennas installed on an aircraft which pick up signals from cell towers on land. ATG is the least reliable type of on-board Wi-Fi as it doesn’t provide coverage when jets fly over remote areas, like deserts, forests or large bodies of water.
- Satellite Ku-Band: The aircraft’s antennas receive signal from satellites circling the earth, making the internet speed faster and more reliable than ATG.
- Satellite Ka-Band: Is a lot like Ku-Band but offers even faster connectivity—with Wi-Fi speeds up to 70 Mbps. This type of connection is ideal for business travelers who rely on internet to hold work meetings and stream various types of media.
While outfitting your aircraft with Wi-Fi can be a costly endeavor, it’ll likely provide an excellent return on investment, as many passengers consider internet access a crucial component of business travel.
More Innovative Ways to Transform Business Air Travel
A fast internet connection isn’t the only way to keep flyers satisfied. There are additional aircraft technology solutions you should consider exploring to create a world-class travel experience for even the finickiest travelers.
4K and OLED Displays With Wide Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range
Streaming and casting solutions are a must on modern business and private jets. 4K displays with wide color gamut (WCG) can display even more colors than traditional high-definition displays. High dynamic range (HDR) enables displays to offer dramatically increased contract control, allowing for unparalleled shadowing, detail and true-to-life color.
4K and OLED displays with these cutting-edge features can be mounted in strategic areas of the aircraft allow business travelers to share content from their smartphones or laptops on a bigger screen that can be viewed by everyone on board.
Display screens are an excellent solution for business passengers looking to conduct meetings or presentations with team members on board as well as those in other locations. 4K displays, such as our very own Rosen Aviation products, come in different sizes, including a 55-inch all-in-one OLED display.
Passengers not interested in the typical in-flight entertainment options can view the towns and terrains below them by accessing 3D moving maps. There have been a couple of exciting developments in moving map technologies, including features like point of interest interactions.
These maps can be viewed using either personal devices or the aircraft’s display screens. Some cabin technology and passenger experience companies are also experimenting with incorporating augmented reality into moving maps, which may add significant depth and value to this in-flight feature.
Apart from aircraft speed and distance to destination, passengers can view the aircraft’s surroundings in 3D, including the topography and the sky. Some moving maps provide details on points of interest the aircraft is flying over, such as national parks, museums or distinctive buildings.
Enhance the Business Travel Experience with Innovative Cabin Comfort Courtesy of Rosen Aviation
At Rosen Aviation, we will help you create a cabin rich in comfort, elegance and a plethora of entertainment options.
We understand the importance meeting the expectations of business travelers with a one-of-a-kind cabin environment.
To learn more about our cabin solutions, call 1-888-668-4955.