Inmarsat and Honeywell have reached a major milestone with the 100th installation of the JetWave™ system, which powers Jet ConneX, the only high-speed, global inflight Wi-Fi service for the business aviation industry available today.
The rapid adoption is attributed to forward-thinking manufacturers, maintenance professionals and owners/operators, who were unhappy with previous connectivity options and believed in the Inmarsat-Honeywell solution.
More than 150 business jet installations are expected by the end of this year.
Customers include Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream. Each is using Inmarsat’s advanced Ka-band high-throughput satellite service, Jet ConneX, with Honeywell’s JetWave hardware 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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (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 over 29 business jet platforms.