Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Inmarsat (ISAT.L) have reached a major milestone with the 100th installation of the JetWaveâ¢ system, which powers Jet ConneX, the only high-speed, global, in-flight Wi-Fi service for the business aviation industry available today, the company said.
This rapid adoption is attributed to forward-thinking manufacturers, maintenance professionals and owners/operators who were unhappy with previous connectivity options and believed in the Honeywell-Inmarsat solution. More than 150 business jet installations are anticipated before the end of 2017.
Customers that have adopted this solution are a “who´s who” of the biggest names in aviation, from Airbus and Boeing to 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. The two companies are securing an additional nine STCs for five other platforms in the coming months, meaning Jet ConneX will be available for installation on more than 29 business jet 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. Inmarsat operates around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISAT.L). For more information, visit www.inmarsat.com.