Embraer plans to upgrade its Lineage 1000Es with Honeywell’s JetWave hardware, Honeywell said. Jetwave is expected to receive initial aircraft installation certification at the beginning of next year.
The satellite communications hardware taps into Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX service to provide global, high-speed Wi-Fi. The service is Ka-band, which is transmitted through the multi-channel satellite Jetwave terminals. The terminals share the same antenna controller, modem and router hardware.
“Our Jet ConneX service can support multiple passengers streaming video, simultaneously, anywhere the Linage flies,” said Kurt Weidemeyer, VP of business aviation at Inmarsat. “It means everyone can watch what they like, when they like, where they like.”