OPUL Jets integrates Starlink’s satellite internet into its Dubai fleet

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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OPUL Jets, a premier private jet charter provider operating from a strategically located base at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, has upgraded its fleet through a new partnership with SpaceX’s Starlink Aviation.

This strategic move will equip OPUL Jets’ Dubai-based fleet with the latest in satellite internet technology, providing unparalleled connectivity to passengers.

Starlink Aviation, the aerospace division of SpaceX, is at the forefront of satellite internet solutions and is renowned for revolutionizing in-flight connectivity. With this installation, OPUL Jets passengers can enjoy high-speed internet with low latency and seamless access to streaming live sports, movies, and more during flights.

OPUL Jets is a premier private aviation charter brand boasting a fleet comprising Bombardier mid-size, super mid-size, and ultra-long-range jets. They operate from strategically located bases in Dubai, London, Mumbai, and the Isle of Man.

The Starlink system promises download speeds ranging from 40-220 Mbps and upload speeds of 8-25 Mbps with latency under 99 milliseconds. This allows passengers to stay connected whether they’re conducting business, watching live events, or just browsing the web.

OPUL Jets will install the Starlink system initially onto its Bombardier Global Express XRS, which frequently operates out of Dubai, catering to intercontinental journeys with a 6500 nm range. The 16-passenger configuration offers a comfortable working and leisure environment with onboard catering facilities.

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Harry Ackerman

“Integrating Starlink technology into our fleet represents a transformative step for OPUL Jets and places us among the leading private jet companies globally. Our commitment to providing a superior travel experience aligns perfectly with the capabilities of Starlink, ensuring that our passengers, especially those traveling to and from the UAE for business and leisure, can stay connected to what matters most wherever they are in the world.”

Installation of the Starlink hardware is seamless and efficient, typically completed during routine maintenance checks to avoid any disruption in service. Each aircraft will be fitted with an Aero Terminal (the Antenna), a Power Supply Unit, and two Wireless Access Points, all interconnected with minimal basic wire harnessing. The smooth installation was carried out by ACC Columbia and supported by the Starlink Aviation technical team.

OPUL Jets’ launch of the new Starlink internet service has already begun, with its Global Express aircraft, frequently utilized by the Middle East’s elite travelers, already in service.

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