Head of State aircraft receives Inmarsat GX

Eclipse & EAD Aerospace have equipped an Airbus A319CJ with a bespoke Wi-Fi communications solution including satcom and network hardware and software, and airtime.

The two companies worked with AFI KLM E&M to equip a Presidential A319CJ with the solution which includes Honeywell JetWave Ka satcom cabin network hardware and software, airtime, and STCs with their associated Modkits.

This installation uses EAD’s Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) Modkit, an antenna mounting system already deployed on A319/320/321, A330, A340, B777 and B747 aircraft.

The system enables key communications and entertainment capabilities including Voice over IP telephony, and streaming on-demand IPTV. In addition to the hardware, Eclipse is providing its Aero+ software suite which allows the customer to manage and monitor the onboard Inmarsat Ka GX network. Operators can configure aircraft communications zones, users and applications, and allocate, prioritise and optimise bandwidth.

Additionally, the Aero+ suite offers a passenger credit card payment system, monitoring and security tools, SwiftBroadBand fallback functionality, and features a customisable management interface.

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