Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has announced its entry into the airlines cabin services market as a value-added reseller for Inmarsat´s GX Aviation in-flight broadband service, the company said.
This a move that will better deliver the full breadth of Honeywell´s Connected Aircraft offerings to customers around the globe. Honeywell will remain the exclusive provider of the company´s JetWaveâ¢ hardware and GoDirectÂ® software and services, allowing complete, nose-to-tail solutions that integrate passenger and aircraft data.
As part of the move, Honeywell and Inmarsat will continue to work closely on pursuing new customers and serving existing ones in the satellite communications space. With the rapid growth of Inmarsat´s GX Aviation Ka-Band high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi service in recent years, Inmarsat and Honeywell have created a large installed base and driven global, industrywide demand.
The two companies have delivered a reliable in-flight internet solution for airliners and business jets that is strong enough to power passengers´ preferred entertainment solution with speeds up to 50 Mbps. Passengers can stream their favorite television shows, and pilots have up-to-the-minute weather information at their fingertips.
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more.