Honeywell awarded final certification for Inmarsat's in-flight Wi-Fi

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has achieved final certification from Inmarsat for JetWave, the company´s package of hardware that will allow pilots, passengers, operators and maintenance personnel to connect to GX Aviation, the new in-flight broadband service from Inmarsat, the company said.

The final type approval certificate confirms that the system functions as designed and completes the process to bring GX Aviation to the aerospace market. The certification centers on operation in all environmental conditions with Inmarsat´s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network, which comprises three satellites already launched and functioning.

JetWave has also been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency for safety, environmental and installation standards.

GX Aviation launches as in-flight broadband solution with global coverage delivered through a single operator.

JetWave is an aircraft terminal to include dual receivers, enabling critical “make before break” handoffs between satellite beams.

Inmarsat plc is a provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing 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.