LAS VEGAS - Honeywell in Phoenix unveiled JetWave X, a high-speed in-flight connectivity solution for the business aviation industry. JetWave X will provide customers with wide coverage and high data speeds using Viasat’s Ka-band network, including its ViaSat-3 satellites and the Global Xpress (GX) satellites from its recently acquired Inmarsat business.
In collaboration with Viasat, Honeywell has designed JetWave X enables access to speeds consistently greater than 30 Mbps and as high as 100 Mbps, even in the busiest flight corridors.
Designed for mobility applications, Viasat is expanding its Ka-band constellation to include eight advanced new satellites currently under construction. These will provide additional capacity, including capacity focused on the most highly trafficked routes and over the busy hubs. Additionally, with the unique ability to steer capacity to where it’s needed, passengers are ensured consistent high speeds wherever they fly, reinforcing why a GEO-centric approach provides the best connectivity experience for business aviation.
“The demand for fast and seamless internet connectivity has been growing rapidly in the business aviation industry as the amount of in-flight data being consumed increases dramatically,” said Jason Wissink, president, Services and Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace. “JetWave X will connect to Viasat’s current Ka-band network at entry into service, in addition to its upcoming satellites for the network, providing greater flexibility for business jet users. We will also continue to support the current generation of JetWave systems installed and operating today. Current JetWave systems will also experience a performance boost with the existing systems being able to support the higher speeds of new JX Evolution plans.”
“This is an exciting collaboration with Honeywell, resulting in a terminal solution designed specifically for business aviation customers to access advanced, high-speed solutions over Ka-band for a broad range of aircraft, from super-midsized to large cabin business jets,” said Kai Tang, head of Business Aviation, Viasat. “Over 5,000 business jets trust in Viasat to deliver fast and consistent connectivity speeds that allow videoconferencing, streaming video, corporate VPN access, and more during all phases of flight. Looking ahead, as expectations for in-flight Wi-Fi performance from flight operators and passengers soar in concert with data demand, Viasat will continue its decades-long history of advancing the gold standard of business jet connectivity with our partners.”