Honeywell’s JetWave hardware has received final certification from Inmarsat, meaning the GX Aviation solution can be brought to the aerospace market.
The JetWave hardware is a key enabler in allowing passengers and crew members to connect to the GX Aviation network, which promises a fast, reliable home-like broadband service that performs consistently throughout the flight.
The hardware had previously received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency for its environmental, safety and installation standards. This latest approval from Inmarsat confirms that JetWave operates as planned throughout different environmental conditions with the Global Xpress satellite network.
Carl Esposito, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Honeywell Aerospace, said: “Inmarsat’s certification of our JetWave hardware means that customers don’t have to wait for a high-speed, global connectivity service. It’s available and ready for installation now.
“A recent Honeywell survey found that 84% of travellers say that it is important to have an in-flight Wi-Fi experience identical to what they have at home or in the office, and airlines around the world will now be able to meet their customers’ demands with GX Aviation.”
Leo Mondale, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “GX Aviation is the ultimate broadband solution for the skies. It is a truly global service that has been engineered with aircraft mobility in mind, ensuring that airlines, business aviation operators and leading aircraft companies can offer high-quality connectivity even at 40,000 feet, using a single network from a single provider.
“We are delighted with the performance of Honeywell’s JetWave terminals, which have been designed for ease of installation and maintenance to ensure the lowest downtime for any cabin connectivity solution in the market. This final certification is an essential part in opening the doors to this exciting new era of in-flight broadband, available to our customers anytime and anywhere, with absolutely no limits in terms of deployment to their fleets.”