September 12, 2019

Vista Global brings fastest in-flight connectivity to private aviation


Vista Global, the group simplifying private aviation, announces a revolutionary technology partnership with Collins Aerospace Systems that will provide private aviation customers with the fastest broadband speeds available. This is a further demonstration of Vista Global bringing the latest and most innovative technology to market and driving radical technological change across the private aviation industry.

The ground-breaking agreement will see LuxStream connectivity services fitted across Vista Global’s fleet of 116 owned aircraft, including both the VistaJet and XO brands, offering customers with unrivaled digital connectivity. LuxStream will be integrated first across the 36 Global business jets operating under the VistaJet brand.

“LuxStream marks Vista Global’s latest move to disrupt and drive forward the aviation industry. The service will completely revolutionize what it means to stay connected with the outside world during a flight, providing our customers with a level of broadband speed that matches the connectivity they expect on land. LuxStream’s unrivalled speed puts the power of connection in our Members’ hands, ensuring a seamless and smooth continuation of their business and family life whilst in the air, staying one step ahead of today’s world.”

Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman of Vista Global

The LuxStream system will offer future and existing VistaJet and XO Members unparalleled digital connectivity services whilst in-flight and allow them and their guests:

  • 24/7 digital connectivity in-flight with the ability for simultaneous streaming of ultra HD content and access to their full-suite of connected devices;
  • A unique service offering the highest in-flight bandwidth available; up to 25 Mbps in the United States and 15Mbps globally.

Vista Global has had a long and trusted relationship with Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technology Corporation, a leader in airborne connectivity solutions, and Vista Global Members will benefit from the full experience that Collins brings with their renowned service and support network. The LuxStream network is operated by SES, the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) with a proven-track record of investment in pioneering satellites and related technology.

This is the latest milestone in a busy 12 months for Vista Global, in which the Group has achieved a number of industry defining milestones including the launch of XO, the global private aviation marketplace; following the major acquisitions of JetSmarter, an industry-disrupting technology platform, and XOJET, the leading On Demand business aviation company in the US.