Connectivity

Asia-Pacific Demand For Satcom Pushes Installations of Honeywell’s JetWave

By Nick Zazulia | April 24, 2018

A Gulfstream G650, one of the aircraft that has received JetWave installations. Photo courtesy of Gulfstream

Honeywell’s JetWave satcom hardware, which powers Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX service for the Connected Aircraft, is now installed aboard 25 business jets across the Asia-Pacific region. This includes major aircraft platforms such as the Gulfstream G550 and G650 and Bombardier Global 6000. To date, Honeywell has delivered more than 1,000 JetWave systems across the commercial airline and business aviation sectors. JetWave allows business jet passengers to enjoy reliable, high-speed, global in-flight Wi-Fi that is comparable to what they are used to in the office or at home.

“In Asia Pacific, business travelers are demanding better in-flight Wi-Fi, with most willing to pay a premium for faster connectivity. Honeywell sees the Asia-Pacific region as one of the key demand drivers for in-flight connectivity services in business aviation,” said Honeywell Aerospace’s Andy Gill. “As part of our long-term strategy, business jet operators and owners in the region will no longer have to fly their aircraft to the U.S. for JetWave installation, knowing we now offer local installations across Asia Pacific.”

JetWave allows business jets to connect to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band service Jet ConneX. Jet ConneX is Honeywell’s connectivity service brand name for the business aviation market and offers data plans with speeds of up to 15 Mbps. This allows passengers to video conference, transfer large files, go online, stream videos and do anything else they could do on the ground — all at 40,000 feet.

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