Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) said it will provide its JetWave satellite communications hardware to Singapore Airlines for connection to Inmarsat´s Global Xpress Aviation broadband solution, giving passengers a seamless experience of global high-speed in-flight connectivity and capability.
The solution will be provided through Zodiac Inflight Innovations and SITAONAIR and provide a homelike and officelike Wi-Fi experience aboard aircraft via Inmarsat GX Ka-band network.
The installation of the first Global Xpress (GX) Aviation system is scheduled for the second half of 2016 and will be equipped on Singapore Airlines´ B777-300ER aircraft, followed by its A380-800s. GX is the only global Ka-band network designed around the requirements of mobile assets, including airplanes.
GX Aviation is the first truly global high-speed in-flight connectivity service that will provide aircraft with data rates of up to 50Mbps. Using GX Aviation, passengers will be able to do everything from sending real-time social media updates and emails to live streaming TV, all while in flight and from virtually anywhere in the world, over both land and sea.
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