Private jet charter travel has evolved immensely since it was first used for business missions in the 1960s. Corporate travelers have always been drawn to private aviation because it’s fast, convenient and it enables passengers to remain productive while flying. These days, in the age of the Internet, business and luxury travelers are demanding more from their air carriers than ever before. Passengers aboard modern charter aircraft crave the same connectivity they enjoy at home, or in the office, even though they might be flying 40,000 feet above the earth’s surface! It’s a big ask, but technology has delivered, enabling passengers aboard a jet charter the same level of communication you’d experience on the ground. For business aviation, in particular, this is a major step forward. It gives executives the ability to:

  • Remain in constant communication with team members on the ground
  • Stay abreast of market news and company productivity
  • Make business-critical decisions based on the latest information

And, of course, you can enjoy all of this communications technology in the privacy of your own aircraft cabin. There’s no need to worry about whether the person sitting next to you is eavesdropping on your in-flight business meeting or private conversations. So, which communication technologies are available when you ride in today’s modern private jet charter?

Air-to-Ground Wi-Fi Connectivity

Most people expect to have access to a Wi-Fi signal when they sit down for a latte at their local coffee shop, but what about a private jet charter? Absolutely. In fact, air-to-ground Wi-Fi is a frequently requested feature among business travelers. Some won’t fly without it. Of course, the availability and capability of a high-speed data system is dependent on several important factors:

  • Type and age of aircraft
  • Operating area
  • Type of equipment installed
  • Chosen service plan

The type of antennae a Wi-Fi system uses—either a land-based or more expensive satellite option—has a significant impact on the operating area. With the former, you’ll start to lose your signal as the aircraft heads out overseas, whereas a satellite system will give a much greater coverage. This is an important consideration for travelers flying on transoceanic missions.

Satellite Telecommunications

In aircraft where air-to-ground Wi-Fi isn’t available, satellite telecommunications technology is another option that lets you stay connected. With either technology—Wi-Fi or satellite—it’s expensive to install and operate. Plus, the available bandwidths are typically smaller than what you’d expect on the ground. However, if you’re flying on a private jet charter, you’ll still be able to perform routine communications, such as:

  • Emailing
  • Instant messaging
  • Web browsing
  • Social media

You can even make calls from your smartphone or hold a videoconference with colleagues on the ground. And as the technology advances, the options will only get better. To book the most advanced private jet charter aircraft on the market, talk to Stratos Jet Charters by calling 888.593-9066. We’ll source a corporate jet that features the amenities and technologies you need to remain productive while flying.