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EBACE 2014: Honeywell partners with HAITEC on in-flight Wi-Fi solution for ACJs

Honeywell Aerospace (Honeywell) and HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance GmbH (HAITEC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide the JetWave in-flight connectivity hardware for two charter Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) 319 aircraft owned and operated by Tyrolean Jet Services.

“We are seeing a lot of interest across our air transport and business aviation customer base in what connectivity can deliver,” said Brett Dutton, senior vice president, VIP Maintenance, HAITEC. “JetWave represents an important and timely technology that can bring Tyrolean Jet Services’ passengers high-speed global connectivity while in the air.”

Honeywell’s JetWave hardware supports Jet ConneX, the business aviation service powered by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network. Once it comes online in the first half of 2015, it will deliver passengers and operators, global in-flight Wi-Fi across land and sea.

“Through our work with HAITEC, Tyrolean Jet Services becomes the first business aviation operator to select JetWave and benefit from the revolution in business aircraft connectivity that Inmarsat’s Ka-band service is going to initiate,” commented Julie de Cevins, vice president, Business and General Aviation, EMEA, Honeywell Aerospace.

JetWave is capable of delivering downlink speeds to the cabin of up to 33 Mbps for business aircraft and up to 50 Mbps for air transport aircraft, allowing passengers to video conference, send and receive large files, and stream high-quality television and movies while on the move.

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