Honeywell´s (NYSE: HON) advanced Connected Aircraft satellite communications products and services are connecting a Bell 429 helicopter during Canada´s first helicopter flight around the world, the company said.
The Canadian father-son team will use Honeywell´s Aspire 200 Wi-Fi system and GoDirectâ¢ Cabin Connectivity services to share their planned 37-day journey and stay connected from the air everywhere in the world, including over cities, mountains and oceans.
The C150 Global Odyssey team of Bob and Steven Dengler will embark on their trip July 1, 2017, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada´s confederation. The tour will kick off at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa before making more than 100 stops in 14 countries.
The Aspire 200 system, with its High-Data Rate software package, brings high-speed, high-bandwidth Wi-Fi capabilities to the helicopter. With Honeywell´s Aspire 200 and GoDirect Cabin Connectivity, plus highly reliable data connectivity through Inmarsat´s global L-band satellite constellation throughout the tour, the team will experience Wi-Fi speeds of up to 350 Kbps per channel.
These speeds will enable real-time uploads to social media, videoconferencing capabilities, and access to updated weather information along their journey.
In honor of Canada´s 150th birthday, the C150 Global Odyssey team will fly more than 20,000 nautical miles and plans to stop at more than 100 airports across 14 countries. Throughout their journey, the team will be joined by notable Canadians including astronaut Dave Williams, hockey legend Guy Lafleur and photojournalist Peter Bregg. The C150 Global Odyssey is raising awareness for the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation and True Patriot Love Foundation.
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