Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Inmarsat (ISAT.L) have reached a major milestone with the 100th installation of the JetWaveâ¢ system, which powers Jet ConneX, a high-speed, global, in-flight Wi-Fi service for the business aviation industry, the company said.
More than 150 business jet installations are anticipated before the end of 2017.
Customers that have adopted this solution include Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream. Each is using Honeywell´s JetWave hardware and Inmarsat´s advanced Ka-band high-throughput satellite network, Jet ConneX, to offer data plans with up to 15 Mbps and consistent global coverage. This allows passengers and operators to enjoy Wi-Fi that is just as good as they are used to at home or in the office.
Honeywell, Inmarsat and their installation partners have received more than 25 type certificate and supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals for JetWave from the FAA and EASA to date across 24 platforms.
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more.
Inmarsat plc is the provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. For more information, visit www.inmarsat.com.