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Inmarsat Jet ConneX takes flight in Latin America with partner Honeywell

(1 May 2018 - Inmarsat) Inmarsat Jet ConneX, the global, high-speed inflight broadband service for the business aviation sector, has officially arrived in Latin America following its first sale in the region by Inmarsat partner Honeywell Aerospace.

Jet ConneX, which is powered by our Ka-band Global Xpress satellite network and runs on Honeywell’s JetWave hardware, was selected alongside the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan and several GoDirect services to support flight planning, weather monitoring, future maintenance and more.

The improved in-flight connectivity and GoDirect services will be used on the Brazilian customer’s Dassault Falcon 7X to improve the passenger cabin experience and provide pilots with dynamic services for better awareness and decision-making.

Connected experience

“Customers around the world, and now in Latin America, have selected our JetWave hardware and Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX service to take full advantage of what a connected experience in the sky can offer — from streaming video to real-time weather data,” said Jason Wissink, GoDirect worldwide sales director, Honeywell Aerospace.

“Passengers can benefit from reliable, high-speed connectivity that makes the cabin feel as productive as their homes or offices, while pilots gain access to GoDirect services that help strategically inform their decisions around problematic weather and flight-planning efficiency.”

Jet ConneX provides business jet operators with industry-leading connected aircraft capabilities to deliver the bandwidth and throughput to meet cabin passengers’ business and entertainment needs, while JetWave is the high-speed communications hardware that powers a passenger’s ability to connect in the cabin to our Jet ConneX service. Honeywell’s hardware system is optimised for our Global Xpress network to ensure a reliable and fast connectivity experience across the globe.

Improved productivity

As adoption increases for Jet ConneX and JetWave, operators in the region are giving passengers and pilots improved productivity, efficiency, safety and a quality connected experience that travels along whenever and wherever they travel.

To date, Inmarsat, Honeywell and our installation partners have received more than 25 type certificates and Supplemental Type Certificate approvals for JetWave from the FAA and EASA across 24 platforms.